Ms. F. Sotiriou
November 30, y
“The code of Hammurabi” Questions
1. What is your impression of the punishments provided by these laws?
My impression of the punishments provided by these laws were that there is a huge contrast between the Code of Hammurabi and Modern Law. The punishments were more brutal and serve for obligating a crime when the Code of Hammurabi was still in use. By understanding these laws, it also demonstrates that the society has changed and developed over a very long time. Most of these laws would not be reasonable in todays society, because back then when the Code of Hammurabi was still in active a small crime such as stealing can be punishable by death immediately, but now in todays society we have something like community hours to replace that. In conclusion, some of these laws really surprised me because of the many concept that they used back then such as “eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth” that would never be used in todays society.
2.Express in modern language five types of offences which are dealt with in this selection of laws from the famous code.
1.never commit a crime or robbery
2.No False Indictments
3.Do not cheat on your partner
3.What aspect of justice seems to be ignored in 196 to 201 quoted here?
The idea of purpose has an enormous effect in today's law. For instance, the distinction between first degree murder (purposeful) and second degree murder (accidental) can be considerable as far as a sentence. Between the laws 196 to 201 in the Laws of Hammurabi, the part of aim is not considered. Nonetheless, it passes by the idea of "eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth". The sample of this idea is apparent in the laws number 196, 197 and 200. In general, this demonstrates that the circumstance's circumstances did not make a difference in the Code of Hammurabi. By accidentally evacuating somebody's tooth through playing a game, you could lose your tooth too....