I get your point but i am basing my "proposal" (just for the sake of argument) with some precedent in my legal codeCreating honor crime category isnt going to do anything. Honor crime falls into already existing categories of murder, assault etc. "Honor" part plays here only secondary role, as it falls in same category as rest of relationships crimes. Punishment for them are already high enough, its only need to be given.
Like an update of the law about seksual harrassements (published in 2001) because the others categories were not appropriate to punish that kind of behaviour and the judges were jungling to find a way to fit the appropriate sentence
I don't know for your legal code, but mine is not a cumulative one (on the contrary to some US States's ones which are)
To be more clear, for example, rape followed by murder is judged only under the murder scope. In that example the sentence is "easy" because we are at the top of the criminal offense
On lower layers it seems more complicated hence what was implemented here as "floor" punishment (amount of punishment for some categories of crimes with cumulative and aggravating felonies under which you can't go below)
An honor crime is, imo, fitting the definition and should be watched separatively than someone who will harm his misuse during an heated argument over divorce for example
We do not need to introduce honour crimes into our penal code. The means to deal with this type of crime are readily available but not utilised to the full extent. The problem of sentences being handed out that are ridiculously short is not limited to these types of crime either.
I also am aware that there are always multiple views on a sentence as mordoror mentioned, however this cannot be the argument to disregard the call for harsher sentencing.
What I find quite intriguing is, how much of violent crime in Germany is committed by convicted felons? How much is committed by first-time offenders? Can you really put pressure on convicted felons with sentences that have them out on the streets in a few years time when they stomp some guys head into a bloody mess?
Common sense tells me, no. I am no lawyer I do not, for a single moment, pretend to know all the ins and outs of our justice system, but even I can see something is not going the right way.
It's by far not the first time that the German law is way too inequitable. I'm feeling so sorry for this girl... Honor attacks like this should be punished much harder. 10 years minimum in my opinion, even though my heart just wants to see this guy hanged.
and the locals are ?[*******#333333]I remember one of the other German members (probably JCR [/COLOR][*******#333333] ) said every town in Thuringia needs a massive police presence due to the locals... [/COLOR]