Hammurabi Historical Laws

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Historical Laws and Security The Code of Hammurabi – The Babylonian Code 1750 B.C. created by King Hammurabi, included clauses of many and followed the “eye for an eye” belief. In short saying that anyone who broke the law was punished in a comparable manner, where today would be considered barbaric. Draco’s Law – Athens laws created in 621 B.C named after a Greek citizen, these laws were so severe that the sentence was often death no matter what the crime committed. Know as “unreasonably harsh,” punishable by the state and not citizens. Law of the Twelve Tables – In 450 B.C. ten Roman men created laws publicly and privately to the Romans. These laws were formed to build a fair structure for all individuals, such as victims, lower class etc. creating a consistent but fair…show more content…
Security measures are implemented through three focal points, watch and ward where individuals would post a night watch to prevent crime. The second is hue and cry where if a felony had been committed, the community had to help in the apprehension of the criminal. The last being assize of arms is when all males within the community 15 to 60 years old had to keep a weapon in their home. (Clifford, 2004) How have these laws led to the historical development of security forces, both private and public? I feel these laws have led to the historical development of security forces private as well as public because of the consistent need to grow, develop and protect. In creation of laws there is a test stage, what works and what may not, where it works and where is does not etc. and there is always going to be pros and cons. After reading the text, I feel that throughout history improved methods were structured to benefit security when and where needed. Why do you think the need for both private and public security still

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