Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


The Matching Extent of the Real Weapon Definition upon applying it on the Un-Real Weapon According to the Jordanian Law

Author(s): Hamzeh Abu Issa, Ahmed Al-Refaie

This research has sheds lights on the applicability of the definition of weapons as described by the Jordanian Penal Law to un-real weapons (fake or toys), where it was found that the Jordanian Court of Cassation has two understanding on this matter, within the first understanding of the jurisprudence, the fake weapon consider as a real weapon at the aggravating circumstance of theft, while the second understanding, did not consider the counterfeit weapon as a real weapon to create a crime of threating. As well as the research dealt with the Jurists' point of view regarding this subject, finally, the researcher came into a conclusion for the need of amending the definition of weapons contained in the Penal law.