Academic journal article Comparative Civilizations Review

Civilization, Violence, and Criminal Law

Academic journal article Comparative Civilizations Review

Civilization, Violence, and Criminal Law

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Abstract

I. Civilization and Violence

From the orientation of human civilization development, civilization and violence should drift apart from each other. From the history of human civilization development, civilization and violence are, on the whole, indeed the case.

Civilization signifies construction and accumulation, and violence signifies destruction and damage. They are running counter to each other.

II. Criminal law and Civilization

Criminal law is not only an important part of human civilization, but also a basic means for human civilization maintenance.

Criminal law suppresses violence and promotes civilization.

III. Violence and Criminal law

Any violence is negative energy. The essence of the criminal law is "violence against violence" which means "using violence for preventing violence". …

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