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message 1: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 2620 comments Mod
In an upcoming challenge we are going to read about crimes other than murder, here's a list.


message 2: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (last edited Jun 30, 2017 01:45PM) (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 2620 comments Mod
message 13: by Koren

While I'm thinking about it...I thought of some ideas for future challenges. Feel free to add anything you can think of.

I was thinking that most of the TC books we read are murder. Let's think outside of the box and come up with some themes that aren't murder. For instance:

Kidnapping
The mob
Corporate crime
False imprisonment
Theft and robbery
Arson
Crimes involving drugs
Crimes of the Rich
Crimes of the Poor
Crimes where children are the perpetrators


Can you come up with anymore?


message 3: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 2620 comments Mod
message 15: by Fishface

Cybercrime
Harassment
Stalking
Fraud -- now there's a wide net to cast
Animals committing crimes
Forgery
Treason (high, regular and low)
White-collar criminals
Pink-collar criminals
Rape
Poaching
Terrorism
Technicality Crimes (failure to file permits, smoking stupidweed outside Colorado, getting an abortion in Mexico because it's not yet legal in the USA)
Crimes Against Nature Itself (releasing Walking Catfish in Florida or Cossack Asparagus in Michigan)
Crimes You Never See Anymore Because They're Too Old-Fashioned To Be A 'Thing' Today (sorcery? heresy?)


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Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 2620 comments Mod
message 17: by Fishface

Actually, from the sub-shelves on our very own TC bookshelf. Plus a few I would like to put on there.

message 18: by Fishface

How about this?

People Who Were Framed

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Smuggling

message 20: by Fishface

A crime investigation that uncovered another crime
Unsolved cases
Narrow escapes
Bizarre weapons (remember the group member who wanted books about snakes being used as murder weapons?)

message 21: by Fishface

Public Hysteria Cases
Insanity Defense


message 5: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 2620 comments Mod
message 24: by Fishface

That's a good idea, Bel; I keep having to search to find this discussion.

brothel-keeping
bigamy
impersonating royalty
slave-keeping

message 25: by Fishface

malpractice, medical type
malpractice, legal type


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Hari Brandl (CrochetBuddies) | 299 comments Lady♥Belleza★✰ wrote: "message 15: by Fishface

Cybercrime
Harassment
Stalking
Fraud -- now there's a wide net to cast
Animals committing crimes
Forgery
Treason (high, regular and low)
White-collar criminals
Pink-collar..."

Can animals commit crimes? Have you ever heard of any cases?


message 7: by Fishface (last edited Jul 02, 2017 12:52PM) (new)

Fishface | 6754 comments Hari wrote: "Can animals commit crimes? Have you ever heard of any cases?"

We have, not one, but two casebooks right here at TC:

Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs with Guns, and Other Beastly True Tales
Animal Trials

For a long time animals were considered capable of committing crimes and were tried in the dock like any other thieves or murderers. At least that was an attempt at due process. Think of the tiger shark who was summarily killed because it was assumed to have nipped off Bethany Hamilton's arm. Even Bethany winced when they announced that the shark was dead.

And you could certainly consider counting the Dingo Baby case! If mom can do time in prison for killing her infant, and a dingo turned out to have done it, isn't it still a crime?


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Fishface | 6754 comments Mutiny!


message 10: by Hari (new)

Hari Brandl (CrochetBuddies) | 299 comments While I know that in medieval times, and even in Puritan USA, some animals were considered culpable for crimes, I just don't feel their thought processes are enough like humans that they can be considered "competent to stand trial" under the the McNaughton ruling. Can they participate in the judicial process?
I have seen my pets show evicence of intention and even guilt, but maybe animals will have to be judged under a different standard.


message 11: by Koren (new)

Koren  (Koren56) | 891 comments How about Munchaausens by Proxy.


message 12: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 6754 comments Hari wrote: "While I know that in medieval times, and even in Puritan USA, some animals were considered culpable for crimes, I just don't feel their thought processes are enough like humans that they can be con..."

Exactly why it is no longer done that way. Plus they're awfully hard to question effectively.


message 13: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 6754 comments Koren wrote: "How about Munchaausens by Proxy."


Oooooh, good one!

Criminal negligence
Espionage


message 14: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 6754 comments Jay, are you going to tell us who Topsy is?


message 15: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 6754 comments Ugh.


message 16: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 6754 comments Did anyone say "extortion" yet?


message 17: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 2620 comments Mod
any new suggestions?


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