INSERT SURNAME HERE
Who Am I?
My name is Badran and I am 21 years old. I am fascinated with all things that show the
behavior in people and how they react to events in their life. I am so much interested in knowing
about the how civilizations came about and how the people needed a common law to define their
growth when disputes arose. This is in connection with criminal justice and how the codes of law
have changed over time in addition to how they came into being. I like to study law in this way
because it defines how people set moral values and principles and how they look to penalize
divergence which so often than not happens in our society. We shall look at the code of
Hammurabi and how it compares with the code of laws that are used today.
Hammurabi’s code comes from the name of a popular king of Mesopotamia who ruled
Babylonian empire between 1792 BCE and 1750 BCE (Van 43). The king was focused on
maintaining order throughout the empire and he also wanted to govern the whole land with a set
of laws that could unite even the new lands that he conquered. Therefore, the need arose to have
the Hammurabi code so that everywhere that was defined as part of his empire, they would
follow the code of laws...