Kanji: 犯. Radical: 犬. Number of strokes: 5. Meaning: “ crime”. Pronunciation: ハン、おか-す han, oka-su.

Mara Salvatrucha

Mara Salvatrucha

(or MS-13) A highly criminal and violent gang founded in Los Angeles since the 1970s, initially intended to protect Salvadoran immigrants from other gangs in Los Angeles area – His members were partly deported to El Salvador after the Salvadoran Civil War in 1992, and spread all over North and Central America.

Labouchere Amendment

Labouchere Amendment - Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 which mandated "gross indecency" as a criminal offence in the UK mainly when actual sodomy could not be proven. The Sexual Offences Act 1967, partially decriminalized male homosexual behaviour. Text: "Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or is a party to the commission of, or procures, or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with an other male person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour."

serial killer

Murderer who is characterized by the renewal of his/her crimes over a more or less long period of time by generally reproducing a protocol that expresses his/hersignature in the eyes of the public and the police services - Exercises a form of morbid fascination on a certain audience that can be particularly found in other series, audiovisual and (partly or totally) fictitious.

tueur en série

Meurtrier qui se caractérise par le renouvellement de ses crimes sur une durée plus ou moins longue en reproduisant généralement un protocole qui en exprime la signature aux yeux du public et des services de police – Exerce une forme de fascination morbide sur une certaine audience que l’on peut tout particulièrement retrouver dans d’autres séries, audiovisuelles et (en partie ou totalement) fictives quant à elles.

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Darfur دار فور‎, "Realm of the Fur” - A region in western Sudan. Independent sultanate during several hundred years, it was incorporated into Sudan in 1916. Since 2003, a war between Sudanese government forces and the indigenous population, has led to terrible crimes and a constant state of humanitarian emergency.

« El Salvador: Gangs ‘taking advantage of pandemic’… »

« El Salvador: Gangs ‘taking advantage of pandemic’… »

"The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has said criminal gangs are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic after more than 50 people were killed between Friday and Sunday. He authorised the police and army to use lethal force to curb the violence. He also ordered a 24/7 lockdown for imprisoned gang members, arguing that many of the murders were ordered from behind bars.(…) El Salvador's security minister said the idea behind making rival gang members mix was so as to break up lines of communication between members of the same group and thereby limit their ability to plan attacks. Before President Bukele came to power, members of the two rival gangs that are behind much of the violence in El Salvador - Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street gang - were housed in separate prisons in order to prevent deadly prison fights. But President Bukele put an end to that arrangement, arguing it allowed the gangs to impose their own rules and take control of "their" prison to the extent that they would continue running their criminal enterprises from the inside, including ordering murders of prison staff and their family members. As part of the new, more restrictive prison regime, inmates' communication was cut off, with wifi signals being scrambled and cell phones seized." - BBC News - April 2020

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