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The threat in Iran and United States of America criminal law

Mohammad Ali Mahdavi Sabet () and Mohammad Mehdi Rahimi ()
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Mohammad Ali Mahdavi Sabet: Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law and Politics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Mohammad Mehdi Rahimi: Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran, Iran

Juridical Tribune (Tribuna Juridica), 2017, vol. 7, issue 1, 91-100

Abstract: Iran criminal law and United States of America have considered the threat as a crime and have imposed the penalty for it. The threat importance is considered in where that from one side the persons and civilians in accordance with domestic laws and international documents are involved very important right entitled of "Freedom of speech" and the mentioned rights violation is associated with domestic and foreign criminal sanctions and on the other hand, the expression of some words or commit a certain attitude with them and in accordance with the same laws are prohibited and to be considered as the criminal threat. However, the laws of both countries have adopted different approaches regarding the circumstances realization of the mentioned crime and some of its examples, although in some criminal threat characteristics such as lack of necessity to apply the means are unlawful and have similarity in its intentionality. In order to detailed understanding of the similarities and differences of criminal threats in Iran and America laws, which leads to the identification of existing disadvantages and advantages and providing the strategies regarding the deficiencies of the current laws and trends, so we are investigating the structure and threat features in criminal law of both countries.

Keywords: criminal law; threat; loss; intimidation; assault. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K14 K33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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