Part 3: Explores institutional responses to crimes and uses criminological theory to offer solutions

What is the Role of Criminal Courts?

What is the role of criminal courts?

The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a great responsibility. The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating that humanity cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated. That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason.

These are the famous sentences from the 22 November 1945 opening statement by US Supreme Court Justice Robert ...

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