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Islajnorr
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Democratic Socialists

Criminal Justice In Your Nation

Postby Islajnorr » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:52 pm

While some nations are more peaceful than others, crime is a problem in every nation. From murder to petty theft, governments must decide how to deal with people who have chosen to break the law or violate social mores. Some nations rule with an iron fist and brutally punish lawbreakers without concern for human rights or freedom. Other nations take a different stance, attempting to correct behavior through more gentle means, such as counseling, education and rehabilitation. Others may lie somewhere in the middle.

The question is, how does your nation deal with crime, and how effective is it?

The purpose of this questionnaire is to establish the current state and future trajectory of nations' criminal justice systems across the world.

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[b]What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any?[/b]
[b]What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.)[/b]
[b]Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both?[/b]
[b]What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.)[/b]

[b]What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act?[/b]
[b]What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act?[/b]

[b]Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they?[/b]
[b]Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?[/b]
[b]Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?[/b]

[b]Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside.[/b]
[b]Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.?[/b]
[b]Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they?[/b]

[b]Does your nation have capital punishment?[/b]
[b]If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?[/b]
[b]Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison?[/b]
[b]If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?[/b]

[b]Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?[/b]
[b]Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?[/b]
[b]Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?[/b]
[B]Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation?[/b]

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The Union of British North America
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Union of British North America » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:45 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? A mix of retributive, restorative, and rehabilitative justice, though retributive predominates.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) Common law.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? Both. Efficacy of either is debated, so provinces experiment with both, focusing sometimes more on one type or the other, or having more sentencing options.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Prison mainly, though the other two types are also frequently used, depending on the province and circumstances of the crime. Lesser offences like misdemeanors get community service or small stints in jail.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Murder, though in general any serious felony with such direct, interpersonal harm on another or others.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Jaywalking, public drunkenness, speeding.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? In the 1960s and 1970s saw the strengthening of the rights of the accused as well as decriminalization and legalization of some victimless crimes, such as homosexuality. In the last decade, the general government decriminalized recreational marijuana use at the general level and several provinces are moving towards full legalization.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Recreational marijuana use at the general level and in some provinces.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Recreational marijuana use in some provinces.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Yes. All prisons are run by the provinces, but there are jointly financed (general and provincial governments funding and and general government providing additional security if necessary) prisons for general criminal offenders. Paroling of general offenders is also handled by the general government, with provincial advice. If the general government and provincial government have the same or extremely similar definition of a crime and the same or similar punishments for it, they can tag-team prison transfers and paroling.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Yes, that is a growing trend among the provinces. The general government has ongoing pilot programs for non-violent general offenders in several general prisons.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? They have the rights of the accused (for legal proceedings and for appeals) and freedom from cruel or unusual punishment. Non-violent offenders do get their voting rights back, and violent offenders, on a case-by-case basis, for both levels of government.

Does your nation have capital punishment? Yes, at the general and provincial levels.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? Serious felonies. Murder, rape, treason, drug smuggling with aggravating circumstances, arms smuggling with aggravating circumstances, war crimes/crimes against humanity, those kinds of serious felonies. Life sentences or capital punishment are either/or for these crimes.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Yes, at the general and provincial levels.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? Murder, rape, treason, drug smuggling with aggravating circumstances, arms smuggling with aggravating circumstances, war crimes/crimes against humanity., those kinds of serious felonies. Life sentences or capital punishment are either/or for these crimes.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? About 10% of the current prison population.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? About 30%
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? About 30%
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? About 30%
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Alzatia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Alzatia » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:22 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? Whatever it takes to stop criminals from being a danger or harm to society. In addition, violent or repeat offenders shouldn't be given a free ride.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) Germanic Law.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? For more serious crimes, the former. For less serious crimes, the latter.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Fines and compensation to the victim.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Murder, followed closely by rape, robbery and theft.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Being in debt.
Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? no
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? no
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? The crimes of blasphemy, desecrating state symbols, and insult to majesty were abolished in 2013.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. In Alzatia, incarceration isn't used as punishment for crimes—prisons exist solely for temporarily holding individuals accused of serious crimes, who are awaiting trial or execution (a typical stay is usually no more than a few days or weeks, at most). As such, they tend not to be purpose-built facilities, but simply a special room or dungeon/oubliette inside a building such as a castle, fort or guard-tower. Since their purpose isn't to punish, conditions in these prisons are actually pretty nice—most are quite spacious and airy (much bigger than US prison cells), and have soft beds. In addition, prisoners are able to eat the same food as everybody else.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Not applicable (no prison sentences).
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? Prisoners can do almost anything that free individuals can do, except for leaving. That's because nobody may be punished for a crime unless they're guilty, and all prisoners consist of presumed-innocent individuals awaiting judgment.

Does your nation have capital punishment? Yes, by hanging or poison.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? Treason, murder, robbery, brigandry, rape, abduction, forcing another into slavery/prostitution, grand theft, theft of livestock, poaching, arson, rioting, mob violence, breaking into a house at night, trespassing with a weapon, forgery, counterfeiting.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? no
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? Not applicable (no prison sentences).

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? No (no prison sentences).
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? see above
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? see above
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? see above
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Radiatia
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Postby Radiatia » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:34 am

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? Crime is generally considered a bad thing. The most interesting part of Radiatia's approach to crime is that in Radiatia you're guilty until proven innocent in court - i.e. the burden of proof rests on the defence. In practice this isn't that different to most western systems and the constitution prohibits anyone being held more than 28 days without trial.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) Common law
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? It differs depending on where in Radiatia you are (and frankly it depends on which political party is in power at the time). It leans more toward deterrence but there is a rehabilitative aspect to most crimes other than the very serious ones (rape, murder, etc.)
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Prison is the most common and Radiatia's prisons are pretty full

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Rape and murder are the worst. Bootlegging VHS is also considered bad enough to require a nationwide manhunt.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? In most states, Radiatians are growing increasingly lenient toward drug-use and many states have decriminalised or even legalised drugs. In the past Radiatia was very anti-drug, now it's pretty liberal on the subject compared to most countries.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? There has been a federal moratorium on the use of the death penalty put in place via executive order of various Presidents. The death penalty is still used in many states but is now rarely used on a federal level.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Not on a federal level but on a state level things move in and out of fashion all the time
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Cannabis is now legal on a federal level (but several states have still banned it)

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Yes. The condition varies hugely depending on state. Some (particularly in the north) are literally former gulags and conditions are so bad that being sent to one is basically a death sentence, while in more southern and urbanised states they tend to be warmer, cleaner and in liberal states focus more on rehabilitation.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Some do, in the more left-leaning states.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? The right to food, exercise and adequate shelter is generally seen as a requirement by convention however the constitution actually says that the bill of rights ceases to apply to individuals who have run afoul of the bill of responsibilities.

Does your nation have capital punishment? Yes but it's increasingly uncommon
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? On a federal level, murder terrorism and treason. Some particularly conservative states will also allow it for other crimes.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? Depends on state but anything that's a capital crime can also result in a life sentence. Rape and serious assault can also result in life prison sentences sometimes.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? Somewhat. Not as common as they used to be.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? Yes.
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? Yes - probably the most common.
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? Yes for minor crimes.

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Demotek
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Demotek » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:06 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? A mix of retributive, restorative, and rehabilitative justice, though retributive predominates.

What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) Common law.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? Mainly rehabilitation though there is some for a bit of deterrence.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Depends. Misdemeanors is usually community service, probation or some time in a "cooldown" center for repeat offenders; basically something to try and snap back into sense. Felonies are usually jail time.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Rape, murder, animal abuse. Alot of violent crimes is viewed as the worst. White collar crime is also treated seriously here.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Some acts of digital piracy

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? Hmmm... depends what you mean by recent, but I suppose the full legalization of certain drugs ("organic"drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and some others) has been in effect for almost a decade.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? Not too ecently.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? Not recently.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Yeah and as for the quality, depends on how they are. The ones for lesser crimes and nonviolent ones, it's kinda like the ones from Norway there. We do have a few "supermax" prisons though they're still pretty humanistic for the most part.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Many of them do, a few work programs along with therapy sessions, usually for the disenfranchised or those who have been suffering from other stuff.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? They have the rights of the accused (for legal proceedings and for appeals) and freedom from cruel or unusual punishment. They can also vote and do they have basic hyman rights,

Does your nation have capital punishment? Yes, but it's decided by a network of tribunal.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? They are Omega-tier crimes; this includes most accounts of mass murder, rape, some times of weapon smuggling, crimes of humanity, war crimes, treason and a couple cases of sedition.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Sorta. Depends on their age and reputation.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? Some accounts of murder, a fair of violent crimes, multiple accounts and so on, though it usually varies.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? Nope.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? The <5%
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? About ~35%
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? About 60% of them is this.

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Kaiserholt
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Kaiserholt » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:54 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? Crime is ultimately a choice. A jury must be impaneled to determine if said choice was acceptable or unacceptable.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) We base our code of laws upon the Roman corpus.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? The Most Serene Republic believes that rehabilitation is pointless, given that most crimes are due to proactive choices. Nor do we focus on deterrence, for same said presence of choice. Kaiserholt focuses merely on determining fault and assigning monetary cost.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Financial penalties, followed up by physical labor if one has no finances.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? There is no greater crime in the MSR than for a non-citizen (95% of the population) to claim the rights of a citizen (5%).
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? All acts that the MSR deems to be criminal are serious, otherwise they wouldn't be labeled crimes. This is not a tautology, simply a legal frame of mind. there is no "least serious" crime.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? About a century ago, major reforms were undertaken to stiffen criminal punishment. We discovered that the removal of bail requirements from the lower classes led to an increase in crime, and so we reformed that weakness in our system.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Yes. It was a crime in our past to ask for citizenship identification when voting, but after a number of elections were gamed by non-citizens, we decriminalized the request for citizenship verification.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? About a century ago, we had a system in place to deter citizens from looting foreign cities in war. Thankfully such counterproductive mindsets were worked through, and we've legalized the ancient privilege of Vae Victis.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Prisons are merely organizational structures that allow the MSR to facilitate a criminal's ability to remunerate society for the financial costs his crimes have placed on the body politic.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Oh, don't get the MSR wrong...we love to provide such services to prisoners. But education costs money, just as training costs money, and prison isn't a charity. A prisoner can request services, but that cost will be placed on his existing tab.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? The rights of life, contentment, and a job well done.

Does your nation have capital punishment? Well, not every prisoner can afford to repay his debt to society. And prison not being a charity, there are some points at which the cost to the citizenry outweigh the benefits.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? Treason against the citizenry and sedition against the MSR. Almost all other crimes have a...price...to pay.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Well, some crimes bearing a higher expense-to-per capita income do exist...
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? [redacted]

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? The thing you need to understand is that at some point the body is incapable of repaying a debt. So it is doubtful that any prisoner contract ever lasts 50 years.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? Rare, but if conscription can last 25 years, certainly a 26+ year debt contract is plausible...
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? This is less likely than the following sentence, but felonies do sometimes drag the bill out for more than a decade.
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? Misdemeanor crimes do tend to be repaid rather quickly.
"Hello, Masaki home. Oh, that sounds like if I were married to the family. How embarrassing. What do you think? Do you think it sounds that way?"

"I have been many things in my life, Mollari. I have been silly. I have been quiet when I should have spoken. I have been foolish. And I have wasted far too much time. But I am still Centauri. And I am not afraid."

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Brenteland
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Brenteland » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:09 am

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? A mix of retributive, restorative and rehabilitative justice, with retributive justice prevailing based on the widely-accepted philosophy of deterrent. The Brentish Church teaches an expiative philosophy in conjunction with civil authorities, maintaining that undergoing a legal punishment of whatever severity will serve as appropriate penance for sin, spiritually speaking.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) English common law, Germanic law.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? Primarily deterrence, but certain criminals may be deemed worthy of rehabilitative action.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Some form of imprisonment usually coupled with mandatory penal servitude.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Murder.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Failing to report a birth or death to the local authority.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? The Criminal Justice Act 2005 abolished whipping as a judicial punishment, except for the armed forces and for use as a disciplinary measure in prisons. The Central Criminal Court Act 2010 established a Central Criminal Court with jurisdiction over the entire kingdom for certain serious criminal acts, such as aggravated forms of murder, terrorism, crimes committed at sea, and crimes committed abroad and high treason.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Drug possession (without intent to supply) and recreational drug use have gradually been decriminalised. However, those involved in the smuggling and supply of drugs are treated very harshly by the law. If a medically registered addict is found in possession of illegal substances then the police may seize these substances but not prosecute or arrest the addict, unless this be for his own safety. Medically registered addicts are allowed to be in possession of certain controlled qualities of narcotics if prescribed by their doctor.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? The crime of "criminal conversation" was abolished in 2012. This was the crime of sleeping with another man's wife. It had not been criminally prosecuted in the courts in over 100 years. Adultery remains a legal ground for divorce, usually with some compensation, in the civil courts.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Yes. Prisons fall into four categories: Penal Colony; Penitentiary; Gaol; Tolhouse/Compter. Penal colonies are located in overseas territories of the kingdom, and are used to hold convicts considered to be the most dangerous sentenced to 7-21 or more years of penal transportation. Conditions are hard, focussed around daily work and exercise. Penitentiaries hold prisoners with sentences of 5-15 years imprisonment at hard labour, as an alternative to transportation, with a greater focus on rehabilitative work. Those imprisoned for shorter sentences are held in gaols ("jails"), where work is not always required as part of the punishment, but may be voluntarily undertaken. Food and lodging is generally quite good in gaol, as is the case in a Tolhouse or Compter, which are small gaols used to hold prisoners awaiting trial or those sentenced to days or weeks confinement.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Yes (see above).
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? Prisoners may not be maltreated and subject to any further punishment not defined by the judgment they are under or prison by-laws, according to the Criminal Justice Act 1959. Prisoners have a legal right to receive a legally defined amount of food and as much water per day as they require, according to the same act. Convicts are not permitted to vote, however, and may be subject to some permanent loss of rights dependant on their crime.

Does your nation have capital punishment? Yes.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? Murder, high treason, drug smuggling, belonging to a prescribed gang or terrorist group, some terrorism-related offences, piracy with violence, aggravated theft, aggravated rape, escaping from imprisonment.*
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Yes.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? Child destruction (intentionally causing the miscarriage of a 24-week old foetus), preaching heresy. Many crimes may be punished with life imprisonment or the equivalent by a judge at his discretion.

*According to common law and statute, there are more than 200 offences which may be punished with death. In reality, however, only the crimes listed here are those for which a death sentence is served today. Following various reforms in the 19th century, judges received new powers to use the punishment of death more discretionally, with some exceptions such as murder and treason.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? No.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? No.
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? Yes.
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? Yes.
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Swedish-Norwegian Kingdoms
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Swedish-Norwegian Kingdoms » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:38 am

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any?"With peace brings right"
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) None
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? Rehabilitation.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Prison (most prisoners basically have a choice of probation or community service, with no prison sentence) with rehab programs available.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Genocide.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Serious jaywalking.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? No.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Yes, prisons are like actual homes with cells, with a Cafeteria which serves SNFA (Swedish-Norwegian Food Administration) approved food.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Yes.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? Yes. the right to adjust his/her mildly (going to not cold place instead of cold place) and others

Does your nation have capital punishment?No.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?None.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison?No.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?None.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?No.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?No.
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?No.
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation?Yes, because most criminals face probation/community service
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West Hun Chu
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Founded: Mar 01, 2021
Moralistic Democracy

Postby West Hun Chu » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:40 am

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? the punishment must fit the crime
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) Western common law
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? mostly deterrence
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) prison

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? a sex crime
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? petty theft

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? not really
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? nope
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? none

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. yes, they are good, but very tightly guaarded
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? the minor-crimes one do
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? none

Does your nation have capital punishment? yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? only crimes where a life is deliberately lost
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? manslaughter, treason and other crimes against the state

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? yes
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? yes
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? yes
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? yes

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Disgraces
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Disgraces » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:44 am

Every criminal is executed, and we're damn good at it.

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Yerbanistan
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Founded: Dec 03, 2020
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Yerbanistan » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:59 am

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? Crime is a blight that soils the great name of Yerbanistan. Criminals must be brought back in line, or if that isn't possible, removed from society.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) The legal system of Yerbanistan is based on Soviet law, which is ultimately derived from Napoleonic and Germanic law.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? deterrence
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Fines, corporal punishment, education, labor and execution.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Any violent crime, as well as corruption, theft and fraud.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Littering, jaywalking, excessive noise, etc.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? no
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? no
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? no

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. no
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Not applicable (no prison sentences).
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? Not applicable (no prison sentences).

Does your nation have capital punishment? no
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?
Crimes against the state

  • Treason
  • Insurrection
  • Sedition
  • Espionage
  • Sabotage
Crimes against people and property

  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Human trafficking
  • Child abuse
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Home invasion
  • Theft of pets or livestock
  • Animal cruelty
  • Arson
  • Making false criminal complaints
Crimes against public security

  • Terrorism
  • Maritime piracy
  • Impeding the passage of a vehicle, vessel or aircraft, or interfering with its crew, using violence or threats
  • Hostage-taking
  • Manufacturing explosive, biological, chemical or nuclear weapons
  • Possessing or trafficking weapons
  • Rioting
Economic crimes

  • Corruption
  • Corporate fraud
  • Knowingly selling defective or dangerous products
  • Manufacturing counterfeit currency
  • Manufacturing narcotic substances
  • Drug trafficking
  • Selling or profiting from sexual services of another
  • Hacking or exploiting a computer network
  • Perpetrating online scams
  • Aggravated tax fraud
Military crimes

  • Deserting or defecting during wartime
  • Providing enemies with weapons, vehicles, aircraft or military secrets
  • Murder of unarmed civilians
  • Pillaging or rape committed by soldiers
  • Unauthorized surrender

Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? no
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? none

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? No (no prison sentences).
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? see above
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? see above
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? see above

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Andocara
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Posts: 300
Founded: Aug 07, 2018
New York Times Democracy

Postby Andocara » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:15 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? A mix of retributive, restorative, and rehabilitative justice, though retributive predominates.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) In Mainland Andocara, it is the common law. In Latin Andocara, it is a combination of Common Law & Civil Law.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? For most part, rehabilitation. Though in rare cases where the people is truly a threat to others (for example, a man who gets off on killing people and has difficulty controlling himself).
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) community service

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? kidnapping
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? driving way over the speed limit

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? Non-bias training
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Yes, prisons are maintained. Conditions are average. People do sleep on mattresses, get proper heating/air conditioning, security is very, very high and powerful
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Yes
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? Yes. The right to live, the right to privacy

Does your nation have capital punishment? No
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? N/A
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? A convicted serial killer

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? No
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? Not really
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? Yes
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? Somewhat

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The Disorder
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Founded: Nov 17, 2020
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby The Disorder » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:31 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any?

Individual public deterrence via near-universal armament, mutually assured destruction, risk minimization, and revenge fulfillment.

What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.)

Evolution, natural selection, and might equals right.

Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both?

Deterrence - and also rapid conflict resolution. The Disorder's "criminal justice" system is designed to quickly resolve disputes between citizens, regarding almost any issue.

What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.)

There are four steps to conflict resolution/trial proceedings in the Disorder:

1: Arbitration. A randomly-selected Disorder citizen (with no stake in the conflict) listens to the two disagreeing individuals, and suggests various solutions and compromises that they believe both individuals would find acceptable. Most conflicts are resolved in this way.

2: Trial of Superiority: If arbitration fails to reach a resolution, the two individuals engage in simulated combat, using weaponry set to simulation mode. The victor is declared the winner, and the loser is forced to accept the winner's terms negotiated during arbitration. Combat is structured so that the first to score a hit on their opponent will win, favoring sneak attacks, surprise, subterfuge, and ingenity.

3: Trial of Dominance: If the loser is dissatisfied with the outcome of the Trial of Superiority, they can increase the stakes and invoke a Trial of Dominance. Both combatants use weaponry set to military training mode, using agony-emitters instead of normal weapon fire. This trial is a test of not only ingenuity and subterfuge, but also pain resistance and the strength of one's beliefs. Combat is over only after one combatant concedes and accepts defeat. Torture is common in a Trial of Dominance, and most citizens have the good sense to not subject themselves to it.

4: Trial of Obliteration: If the loser is dissatisfied with the outcome of the Trial of Dominance, they can increase the stakes even further. The Trial of Obliteration is a fight to the death, with all combatants' clones brought offline. After a Trial of Obliteration, no defeated opponent will exist to contest the result of the trial.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act?

- Friendly fire with live weapons.
- Invasion of privacy.
- Colluding with the forces of order (aka, most other nations)

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act?

Angering another citizen in a novel way.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they?

The Disorder used to use arenas for combat trials, but now they use randomized planets. Rules also now exist to ensure that anyone who interferes with a trial in progress will not survive the attempt.

Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?

Very little was ever criminalized.

Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?

Very little was ever illegal.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside.

Officially, no. No one holds the legal authority to imprison a citizen. In practice, anyone attempting to imprison a citizen would never survive the ensuing public retaliation.

Non-citizen slaves, however, are routinely imprisoned, and prison conditions vary widely. Some slave habitats are almost utopian in appearance (except for the lack of freedom). At the other extreme, prison-pods exist for mass prisoner storage - coffin-like solitary confinement devices that sustain their captives through advanced technology and magic, and can also be configured to double as torture chambers.

Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.?

Non-citizen slaves undergo education and instruction that is deemed beneficial to their masters. This is just highly advanced brainwashing.

Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they?

None. Non-citizen slaves are regarded as property.

Does your nation have capital punishment?

Technically, yes. But the Disorder's government has no right to do it.

If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?

Capital punishment is permissible in any type of self-defense (including defense of property), and also in any Trial of Annihilation.

Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison?

Sort of. If someone ends up exiled from the Disorder, it is not uncommon for them to be captured later and enslaved. This kind of constitutes de-facto life imprisonment.

If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?

Unprovoked attack, invasion of privacy, friendly fire, serving order - all the particularly severe crimes that usually carry the death penalty also carry the penalty of exile. In actuality, the very small number of Disorder citizens that do engage in heinous crime will usually try to flee (self-exile) rather than be destroyed via retaliation.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?

No, exile and enslavement are incredibly rare.

Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?

No, exile and enslavement are incredibly rare.

Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?

No, exile and enslavement are incredibly rare.

Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation?

No, exile and enslavement are incredibly rare.
A secular destruction-cult, a rogue nation of space nomads, militarized mad scientists & anarchists.

NS Stats for The Disorder are not IC. These are.
A 4.333 civilization, according to this index.

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The Imagination Animals
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Posts: 359
Founded: Mar 27, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Imagination Animals » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:05 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? Religious or Social Philosophy
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.): We use our own Body of Law, the Crossoverian Penal Code of Law.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both?: Both
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.): Prison, prohibition, community service, execution, and even some unusual punishments as well.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act?: Murder
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act?: Apostasy

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they?: Yes, we have been looking forward into banning Slavery.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?: Yes, we sought to decriminalize Freedom of Expression
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?: Yes, we have legalized anthropomorphism.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside.: Yes. Trust me, you do not want to be in a Crossoverian Prison. Conditions are poor in these cells, and they tend to have violence, seek torture, and push the prisoners around.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.?: We used to; during the tine when the government mandated children to be converted into animals and sent to Detainment Camps, they had the right to an Education. Currently, if a person gets sent to jail, they have to do labor by digging up riches around the country.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they?: ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

Does your nation have capital punishment?: Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?: Murder, Homosexuality, Assault, abortion without the consent of the Mother, or robbery of Crossoveria's National Bank,
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison?: Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?: Apostasy, Alcoholism, Treason, Blasphemy, Drug Trafficking, Polygamy, Rioting.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?: No; only about 1 in 50 of our prisoners
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?: Yes, about 1 to 6 of our prisoners
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?: Yes, 1 in 2 of our prisoners
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? No. 1 in 25 of our prisoners.
"PEACE BE TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF CROSSOVERIA”
Capital City: Crossoveriapolis
Largest City: Assateague

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The Imagination Animals
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 359
Founded: Mar 27, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Imagination Animals » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:05 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? Religious or Social Philosophy
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.): We use our own Body of Law, the Crossoverian Penal Code of Law.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both?: Both
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.): Prison, prohibition, community service, execution, and even some unusual punishments as well.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act?: Murder
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act?: Apostasy

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they?: Yes, we have been looking forward into banning Slavery.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?: Yes, we sought to decriminalize Freedom of Expression
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?: Yes, we have legalized anthropomorphism.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside.: Yes. Trust me, you do not want to be in a Crossoverian Prison. Conditions are poor in these cells, and they tend to have violence, seek torture, and push the prisoners around.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.?: We used to; during the tine when the government mandated children to be converted into animals and sent to Detainment Camps, they had the right to an Education. Currently, if a person gets sent to jail, they have to do labor by digging up riches around the country.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they?: ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

Does your nation have capital punishment?: Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?: Murder, Homosexuality, Assault, abortion without the consent of the Mother, or robbery of Crossoveria's National Bank,
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison?: Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?: Apostasy, Alcoholism, Treason, Blasphemy, Drug Trafficking, Polygamy, Rioting.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?: No; only about 1 in 50 of our prisoners
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?: Yes, about 1 to 6 of our prisoners
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?: Yes, 1 in 2 of our prisoners
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? No. 1 in 25 of our prisoners.
"PEACE BE TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF CROSSOVERIA”
Capital City: Crossoveriapolis
Largest City: Assateague

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Montesidro
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Posts: 8
Founded: Mar 27, 2021
New York Times Democracy

Postby Montesidro » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:58 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? National-level follows procedural philosophy while most local jurisdictions practice distributive.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) The law since 1905 is based under a hybrid of common law and civil codification.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? combination of both
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) prison

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Murder/Sexual offenses upon a child
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Petty Theft

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? Over the last 3-decades, reforms have given the accused more rights as well as convicted persons more appeals chances.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Decriminalization of certain controlled substances, abortion under circumstances of victimization, incest, or coercion.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Recreational cannabis and coca for medical use. Non-trafficked or pimped prostitution. Teaching practices of abortion,

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Yes, some near the capital are at or above international standards. Most rural prisons are technically below international standards but are far from meeting standards.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Yes, jobs training, education.
Do prisoners have any legally protected rights? If so, what are they? Fair trial, appeals, dietary and religious rights, access to medical care.

Does your nation have capital punishment? No
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? n/a
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? Premeditated murder, sexual offenses upon a child, treason, sedition, embezzlement.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? No
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? No
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? Yes
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation?Yes

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VlaRiSsiA
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Posts: 245
Founded: Oct 16, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby VlaRiSsiA » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:20 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? The concept around criminal justice in VlaRiSsiA is hyper-retributive and off-scale in the direction of punitive the to the point of literal massacres and even genocide being done for single acts of ‘crimethink’. According to VlaRiSsiAn ideology, if one dares go against the divine order of the nation, that means their community as well must be tainted with degenerate blood, and must be collectively punished. In some cases, such as extremely heinous crimes like dissent, violent reprisals bordering on genocide against the ethnic group of the offender(VlaRiSsiA spans across Eurasia, so it has a lot of ethnicities) is carried out.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) The legal system is not based upon any existing framework. Instead, it follows a thearchic philosophy centered around the divinity of a totalitarian state acting as God. There are no courts, rather an extensive system of secret police constantly monitoring the population and extrajudicially carrying out punishment once a subject is suspected of crime.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? On a scale between deterrence and rehabilitation, VlaRiSsiA is off-spectrum towards the former. When mass executions(all of which are public) are carried out, the corpses are intentionally put in display for the enslaved populace to witness.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Either immediate execution or a slow and painful extermination by labor.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? “Degeneracy”(In VlaRiSsiA, it is blanket term for anything deemed undesirable by the state ideology, covering everything from dissent to homosexuality to public indecency to heresy to ethnic undesirability)
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? They don’t view anything as ‘least serious’. All crimes must be punished with utmost severity, no matter how big or small.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? To even think about reforming the hardline system is an act of thoughtcrime.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No. The structure on punishment is very rigid, for a very large reason. The state must maintain absolute ideological control of every aspect of life, so to decriminalize anything would be a fundamental stray from the beliefs of the regime.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? The term ‘legalization’ simply does not exist in the nation. Nothing will change the hardline approach in the system, and complaining is a crime.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. The system of VlaRiSsiA is very different from the rest of the world. The level of totalitarianism and regimentation of all society makes the entire nation effectively a prison, with every subject being unable to leave their assigned work block no matter what. The living conditions for the average civilian is probably much much worse than in typical prisons, being more similar to concentration camps. But in the context of crime, what happens is that the criminal is either executed or sent to extermination labor, in that they are pushed to the lowest caste in the rigid hierarchy. What would be considered ‘prisons’ in VlaRiSsiA are extermination camps usually situated along uranium deposits where criminals are worked to death mining radioactive substances and slowly decaying in a painful death.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? No, since all criminals are due to perish.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? The average citizen doesn’t have any rights, let alone criminal scum.

Does your nation have capital punishment? Yes.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? Every crime is punishable by death, only that some executions are carried out differently than others. Some executions may be carried out immediately at the public square while others are carried out via extermination labor at radioactive mines.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? In a sense, a life sentence is a death sentence, as many executions are carried out with life in death labor.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? Crimes that wouldn’t warrant immediate execution are punished by life in the death labor camps.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? Yes. All ‘prison’ sentences are for life.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? N/A
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? N/A
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? The Party would like to remind you this question did not exist. Now off to the re-education by labor facility.
VlaRiSsiA is a Shrekist Totalitarian Hyper-Stalinist Juche^2 Nazbol Necrocratic Thearchy created after the Great Ogrethrow in 2094. Has a massive WIP multi-nation lore. We don’t use most stats(our personal and political freedoms are negative 100 in canon)
Date: March, 2161
VlaRiSsiA is like an onion, it has L A Y E R S
Glorious News: Our Omnipotent Supreme Leader with his glorious omniscience purges Comrade Pingu(who makes Stalin look like an anarchist) for being too anarchist.
The Supreme Leader|Shrekism|Armed Forces|VlaRiSsiAn Labor Camps|Location|National Anthem of the Glorious Swampland!

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Wochaystein
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Founded: May 06, 2018
Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Wochaystein » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:32 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? None
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) Germanic law
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? Rehabilitation
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Varies. Depends on what the people decide.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Harboring fugitives and outlaws
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Providing false information to an officer of peace

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? No
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Wochaystein maintains prisons. Historically, "corporal beatings" and "death by over-indulgence" had happened there.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Yes
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? Prisoners have legally-protected rights to be free from extrajudicial physical and mental harm, for example.

Does your nation have capital punishment? Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? War crimes
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? Rape, etc.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? Yes
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? No
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? No
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? No
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Dawhia
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Founded: Apr 07, 2021
Ex-Nation

Postby Dawhia » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:54 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any?
Justice and law is carried out within the capitol of Dawhia, but outside the capitol more tribal codes of law are followed due to sparse influence from the monarchy within the nation.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.)
None
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both?
Rehabilitation, but not through imprisonment usually. Removal of limbs and execution is prevalent.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.)
Punishment is usually handed down from the community so whatever they see the offender deserves it what they get, more often than not, execution.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act?
Blasphemy. This includes desecration of spiritual places, taking a deities name in vane, and persecution. The monarchy itself does not enforce this law, but the citizens do enthusiastically.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act?
Theft of crops. Usually results in the loss of a hand or both hands, and the culprit may die of exposure afterwards.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they?
The monarchy has banned worship of specific gods within settlements as their worship rituals include human sacrifice and cannibalism. The devout of these worshippers retreated into the mountains to continue their practices.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?
Wedding outside of religious worship places has been decriminalized in the capitol, but in the rest of the lands it is heavily frowned upon and the marriage is usually looked at as illegitimate.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?
The bidding on lands owned by the smaller tribal kingdoms. Vassals of the king are allowed to buy and force tribals off of their lands. It has created small conflicts.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside.
One prison exists within the capitol and is used for holding people due for royal execution. (Death Row)
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.?
No.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they?
The right to legal counsel.

Does your nation have capital punishment?
Yes.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?
All crimes have a chance to be punishable by death.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison?
No.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?
None.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?
No.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?
No.
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?
No.
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation?
Yes. Some prisoners are held for a few years as questioning can take a long time before execution.
Does not use Nationstates stats
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Not interested in politics. Here for the immersion and story writing.
22 years old, been on and off NS since freshman year and have had over 20 nations over that period. Currently running my own business, living on probation, and regretting all my life's decisions.
Death, mental trauma awareness, bad coping mechanisms, beer
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Dratonis
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Posts: 5
Founded: May 13, 2019
Father Knows Best State

Postby Dratonis » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:56 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any?
Punishment is the primary focus of the Dratonis legal system.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.)
None.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both?
Deterrence.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.)
Prison.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act?
Torture.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act?
Trespassing.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they?
Many crime classifications were just changed to adjust for new firearms laws.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?
User amounts of drugs. However dealers are severally punished.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?
Marijuana use, possession etc.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside.
Well most prisons were destroyed in the recent civil war, and so many ''prisons'' can be described as metal warehouses with bunks and barbed wire around the buildings. At the top of the warehouses are walkways with armed guards who shoot when there are fights.(Fights and riots are rare.)
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.?
Prisoners can continue their primary school, and secondary school educations.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they?
They have a right to fair treatment, and nutritional food.

Does your nation have capital punishment?
Yes. Firing squad.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?
Rape, Torture, Murder, Treason, being guilty of Class 1 offences of the National Security Act, and embezzlement, corruption, and fraud by government officials.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison?
No.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?
No.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?
No.
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?
Yes.
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation?
Yes.
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The United Confederacy of the Americas
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Posts: 40
Founded: Oct 29, 2020
Libertarian Police State

Postby The United Confederacy of the Americas » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:18 pm

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? Crime doesn't pay.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) US law
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? Both, we do have re education camps.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Community service for small offenses, probation is very strict, mostly hard labor camps, prison and gulags.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Murder, treason, rape, kidnapping, starting a slave uprising etc.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Jay walking, petty theft,

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? No
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Small scale shoplifting of food
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? Prostitution and more so harmless drugs have been legalized

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Yes, and the conditions are quite horrible. Classified
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Work training, slave labor, education for white ones.
Do prisoners have any legally protected rights? If so, what are they? Not really

Does your nation have capital punishment? Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? Murder, kidnapping, dangerous drugs being sold to citizens, etc
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Yes
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? The same as the ones mentioned above depends on the severity of them.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? Yes
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? Yes
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? Yes
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? Yes

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Menschlicher Sternenstaat
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Posts: 91
Founded: Apr 16, 2019
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Menschlicher Sternenstaat » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:02 am

Criminal Justice in the Human Star State
What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any?
    The Menschlicher Sternenstaat's prevailing philosophy for criminal justice is a hybridization of retributive and rehabilitative justice contingent upon the identity defendant and their crimes, thereby having each and every case a microcosm of contexts and decisions.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.)
    The current legal system of the Sternenstaat is not based upon any contemporary legal code, and only adopts fragments of ancient human law codes. A mixture of religious judgement through the Christian Holy Bible is considered for many judges, in addition to secular law codes such as Roman law.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both?
    The Sternenstaat emphasis a mixture of deterrence and rehabilitation through the employment of multifaceted strategies, such as propaganda to deter "unruly behavior" or the usage of different penitentiary centers to maximize rehabilitation or punishment depending on the sentencing.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.)
    The primary form of punishment used for felons is "direct service unto the state". Sometimes voluntary to choose and sometimes forced a choice to take, prisoners are offered hard work in labor camps or service in penal formations within military and paramilitary units. Incarceration without any form of labor to be done is a rare sentencing.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act?
    "Betrayal of the Fatherland"; traitorous acts are classified as things that violate the country or its citizenry, including anything from working against the government to the murder or the rape of a citizen.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act?
    Violation of narcotic legislature - it is still seen as distasteful, but is nevertheless lesser than the above.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they?
    The Sternenstaat's criminal justice system is constantly evolving through the induction of new citizenries (such as the annexation of territories) - although the core tenets and precedences are maintained, new approaches to different human cultures and populations are usually formulated before civil judicial courts are established in such areas. Military/occupational judicial courts do not face these decisions.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?
    The Sternenstaat has not decriminalized any past crimes in recent years.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?
    The Sternenstaat has not legalized any past crimes in recent years.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside.
    A multitudinous variety of prisons are maintained by the Sternenstaat, such as:
  • Labor camps of various types,
  • Penal training camps (for penal military service),
  • Detention centers (no labor for prisoners).
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.?
    The Sternenstaat offers prisoners in labor camps the ability to gain work knowledge so that, when they are released once more into civilian society, they will be recruited by public or private manufacturing or production enterprises as a post-prison rehabilitation process. Penal soldiers are trained nominally for combat, and prisoners in detention centers are offered specialized training programs depending on the context of their behavior and charges in order to foster an ideal post-prison citizen.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they?
    Prisoners are considered the property of the state, and thus are not offered sophont rights. However, being property of the state, they are also barred from being injured or harassed unless it is approved by punishment boards or prison commissions due to a new crime being committed in prison.

Does your nation have capital punishment?
    Yes.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?
    High acts of treason to the state and its citizenry; this includes divulging essential information to enemy actors, the murder or rape of many citizens of the Sternenstaat, or the embezzlement of funds and assets from the country.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison?
    Yes.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?
    Moderate acts of treason to the state and its citizenry; this includes the murder or rape of a citizen of the Sternenstaat, the divulging of any information to any actor, and the manipulation of information and data that are properties of the state.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?
    Not common comparatively, but millions find themselves in this bracket due to political purges, sweeps, or as partisans from annexed territories.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?
    See above.
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?
    Yes; many find themselves in these brackets when they act against the state, but do not commit the above mentioned crimes that are punished by life or death.
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation?
    Yes.

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Drongonia
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Posts: 1750
Founded: Feb 11, 2019
New York Times Democracy

Postby Drongonia » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:31 am

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What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any?
Corrective Justice with a focus on victim impact.

What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.)
English common law, which is enacted via Parliament and enforced via the Ministries of Justice and Corrections.

Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both?
Rehabilitation where possible, although the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Corrections share a common goal of deterrence for serious crimes.

What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.)
Prison time with rehabilitative opportunities.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act?
Either murder or pedophilia, with serial offending being worse than a single offence.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act?
Generally speaking, breaking city bylaws. City bylaws are enacted by individual city or district councils and are only enforcable via fines, they usually relate to liquor ban areas, when bars/clubs can operate and which public areas are smokefree.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they?
Up until 2013, the criminal justice system was entirely based around the concept of crime deterrence. The 2011 - 2016 Labour Government radically overhauled the entire system, lessening the severity of certain drug and public nuisance crimes, and enacting lighter sentencing laws for first-time offenders. This overhaul also introduced the rehabilitation system, where drug and alcohol-related offences are treated with mandatory rehabilitation, and the general prison population is permitted access to educational programmes. Young offenders institutes (think juvie) were also modified to make them resemble schools, rather than softer prisons.

Offenders who don't have their high school education can also access courses and take exams to increase their chances of employment on release, and the government co-operates with businesses to help move ex-prisoners into work once they re-enter society. Prisoners not serving time for high-severity offences may also take diplomas in certain subjects.

Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?
None in recent years.

Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what?
None in recent years.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside.
Yes it does. Prisoners are given their own cell which is not shared, containing a bed, table/desk workspace, a television (bolted into the wall), and a covered toilet area with a shower, which is unlocked for 30 minutes each day, or whenever required under special circumstances.

Prisons (excluding maximum security) contain shared outdoor areas where prisoners may exercise and get fresh air for up to 2 hours per day. Each prison also contains a library and a cafeteria where they are served their meals. Educational work may be done either in their cells for independent work, or in the library under supervision.

Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.?
Yes, as described above in the question regarding recent reforms.

Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they?
From Section 2, Subsection Eight of the Bill of Rights Act 1951:
Everyone deprived of liberty for any reason shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the person.

There are laws surrounding the quality of medical care prisoners must receive (equivalent to standard healthcare where applicable/possible), the quality of food served, and their rights to raise grievances (there is an independent authority which allows for this).

Does your nation have capital punishment?
Yes.

If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death?
Murder, Espionage, and any offence deemed by the sentencing judge to be a "Serious Child Exploitation Offence" where the equivalent prison sentence would have been 20 years or more.

Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison?
Yes.

If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?
Murder, Espionage, Child Sexual Exploitation offences, Rape (usually serial).

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?
No, as not many crimes that serious are committed. These represent approximately 5% of the current prison population.

Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?
These represent approximately 15% of the current prison population, so not really.

Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?
These represent approximately 30% of the current prison population, so yes.

Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation?
These represent approximately 50% of the current prison population, so extremely common.
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Apiary One
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Posts: 133
Founded: Jul 05, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Apiary One » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:45 am

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? Problem citizens are like weeds. They must be pulled out as soon as they are spotted.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) There is no judiciary in Apiary One. The state does not bother with investigations or trials; problem citizens are disappeared on sight.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? Deterrence.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Problem citizens are whisked away by the Hive Patrol, never to be heard from again. What happens after that is a mystery for all but the Hivemaster and those closest to him.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Anything that harms the productivity of the nation, e.g. sleeping on the job.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Being unable to work because of age, infirmity, or physical/mental defect.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? No, because there is no criminal justice system to reform.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. No. The state does not bother with prisons; problem citizens are disappeared on sight.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.?
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they?


Does your nation have capital punishment? Yes.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? Death is seen as an easy way out. Therefore, the only time someone is executed instantly (in lieu of being disappeared) is if he/she is an immediate danger that needs to be neutralized, or is unable to work because of age, infirmity, or physical/mental defect.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? No. The state does not bother with prisons; problem citizens are disappeared on sight.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison?

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation?
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation?
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation?
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation?

The state does not bother with prisons; problem citizens are disappeared on sight.

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Barfleur
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Posts: 504
Founded: Mar 04, 2019
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Barfleur » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:59 am

What is your nation's prevailing philosophy on criminal justice, if any? The criminal justice system focuses largely on rehabilitating an offender to be compatible with the rest of society, with an emphasis on having a job and respecting the laws. For that reason, once a person is released from prison, their voting rights are immediately restored and any work they did in prison is considered to be prior work experience for the sake of employment.
What historical body of law, if any, is your current legal system based upon? (Roman law, Napoleonic Code, etc.) Originally, the major cities in Barfleur had their own legal codes, while the provinces, villages, and outposts used unwritten "customary law," which relied on mediation as a means of resolving civil disputes. On the criminal side, customary law was very arbitrary, with crimes not always being clearly defined, judges being chosen from elders without regard to their work or education, and sentences varying greatly based on the popularity of the defendant as well as of the victim. Now, Barfleur uses a written code.
Does your nation focus on deterrence, rehabilitation, or a combination of both? Mostly rehabilitation (see above), but more serious crimes of course carry longer, more punitive sentences, and repeat offenders, who have demonstrated themselves incapable of following the law, receive tougher sentences than first-time offenders.
What is the primary form of punishment used for most convicted criminals? (prison, probation, community service, etc.) Ideally, petty offenses and misdemeanors are punished by supervised release and community service. More serious crimes merit carceral sentences, where retribution and rehabilitation are the dominant theories.

What do average citizens of your nation view as the "worst" criminal act? Any crime involving slavery or human trafficking--Barfleurians are a people who cherish their freedom (to the point of stubbornness), and so any crime which entails stripping another human being of that most sacred right is seen as the worst.
What do average citizens of your nation view as the "least-serious" criminal act? Anything involving parking violations, but only when they're the one driving.

Have there been any recent reforms in your nation's criminal justice system? If so, what were they? In 2015, a new law strengthened the criminal laws against slavery and human trafficking, and that same year "revenge porn" was made illegal. 2016 saw a major overhaul of the laws relating to fraud, false statements, and embezzlement. And in 2020, a new anti-corruption law expanded the prohibitions on bribery, abuse of power, and electoral fraud.
Has your nation sought to "decriminalize" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? In 2020, a law decriminalizing the sale of cocaine in small quantities to users over 18 was enacted, but it will come into force on 15 June of this year.
Has your nation "legalized" any past crimes in recent years? If so, what? No, as anything not expressly forbidden is legal by default.

Does your nation maintain prisons? Briefly describe the conditions inside. Prisons are used as a means of separating offenders deemed dangerous from the rest of society and of rehabilitating them to function in that society once their sentence is complete. In most prisons, the accommodations are of a high quality, although some older prisons are of a lesser quality and suffer from overcrowding.
Do your prisons provide beneficial services and programs for prisoners, such as work training, education, etc.? Until 1984, prisoners qualified for the same types of education grants as people in the general population of the same age, until that was abolished as part of comprehensive crime control law. Beginning in 2022, as a result of an amendment to the criminal code, most of these grants will be restored. As for work training, prisoners are allowed to work in certain industries within their prison, producing goods and acquiring skills. There, they earn the prevailing wage for that industry in whichever province the prison is located, and are covered by health and safety regulation that apply outside prisons as well, with some adjustments (such as prohibiting certain objects that could be used as weapons from being carried, when such objects could be carried at work outside prisons). Inmates at low-security prisons are allowed to work in nearby cities and towns, as long as they check in weekly and obey the laws.
Do prisoners have any legally-protected rights? If so, what are they? Prisoners are protected from maltreatment by guards and other prisoners, painful or humiliating punishments, and denial of medical services. There are legal methods by which a prisoner may challenge the conditions of confinement, as these lawsuits have frequently led to improvements in practices and services. These lawsuits, however, do take a long time to work their way through the courts.

Does your nation have capital punishment? The death penalty is not prohibited by law or by the constitution, but there are no crimes for which it may be given as a sentence.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by death? See above.
Does your nation have the penalty of life in prison? Yes, though it is used sparingly, and almost always for repeat offenders.
If so, what crime(s) can be punished by life in prison? Murder (in the first degree or for a second conviction); slavery or human trafficking; any sexual offense resulting in death; terrorism resulting in death or involving a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapon; treason; sabotage in time of war; and torture or maiming resulting in death.

Are prison sentences of 50 years or longer common in your nation? Almost unheard of. A person not sentenced to life rarely gets over 20 years.
Are prison sentences of 25 to 50 years common in your nation? See above.
Are prison sentences of 10 to 25 years common in your nation? Yes, for serious crimes.
Are prison sentences of less than 10 years common in your nation? Yes.
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