Criminal Law Quotes by George Bernard Shaw, Sue Grafton, Robert Kennedy, Martha Minow, Louis D. Brandeis, Friedrich Nietzsche and many others.
To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.
My father is a practicing criminal law attorney in the Seattle area.
Criminal law has to do with relations between the misbehaving individual and his government…Criminal law establishes rules of conduct; their breach, if prosecuted and conviction follows, results in punishment.
I’ve always been tremendously interested in criminal law. It goes to a deep interest I have in prisons and the criminal element, and what we do as a society with it. I’ve always been touched by the idea of criminality.
Crime is contagious….if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law.
As one reads history … one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted.
A community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurence of crime.
It’s funny that they’ve called homosexuality a crime… At this rate, everyone will be a criminal.
If he who breaks the law is not punished, he who obeys it is cheated. This, and this alone, is why lawbreakers ought to be punished: to authenticate as good, and to encourage as useful, law-abiding behavior. The aim of criminal law cannot be correction or deterrence; it can only be the maintenance of the legal order.