Hi! guys I am back with a blog on blackmailing. Blackmailing is that type of crime which is done by approx all the peoples. Infact students also blackmail one another for their own work. Let’s read in detail about that:
Blackmail is an act, often a crime, involving unjustified threats to make a gain (commonly money or property) or cause loss to another unless a demand is met. Essentially, it is coercion involving threats to reveal substantially true or false information about a person to the public, a family member, or associates, or threats of physical harm or criminal prosecution. It is the name of astatutory offence in the United States, England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Victoria, Australia, and Tasmania, and has been used as a convenient way of referring to other offences, but was not a term of art in English law before 1968. It originally meant payments rendered by settlers in the Counties of England bordering Scotland to chieftains and the like in the Scottish Lowlands, in exchange for protection from Scottish thieves and marauders into England.
Blackmail may also be considered a form of extortion. Although the two are generally synonymous, extortion is the taking of personal property by threat of future harm.Blackmail is the use of threat to prevent another from engaging in a lawful occupation and writing libelous letters or letters that provoke a breach of the peace, as well as use of intimidation for purposes of collecting an unpaid debt. Some US states distinguish the offenses by requiring that blackmail be in writing. In some jurisdictions, the offence of blackmail is often carried out during the act of robbery. This occurs when an offender makes a threat of immediate violence towards someone in order to make a gain as part of a theft. For example, the threat of “Your money, or your life!” is an unlawful threat of violence in order to gain property.
The word is variously derived from the word for tribute (in modern terms, protection racket) paid by English and Scottish border dwellers to Border Rievers in return for immunity from raids and other harassment. The “mail” part of blackmail derives from Middle English male, “rent, tribute.” This tribute was paid in goods or labour (reditus nigri, or “blackmail”); the opposite is blanche firmes orreditus albi, or “white rent” (denoting payment by silver). Alternatively, Mckay derives it from two Scottish Gaelic words blathaichpronounced (the th silent) bla-ich (to protect) and mal (tribute, payment). He notes that the practice was common in the Highlands of Scotland as well as the Borders. In Irish Gaelic, the term cíos dubh, meaning “black-rent” has also been employed.
Some people consider that blackmail ought not be considered a crime. They point out that it is licit (in the United States at this moment in time) to gossip about someone else’s secret, to threaten to publicly reveal such information, and to ask a person for money, but it is illegal to combine the threat with the request for money. They say this raises the question, “Why do two rights make a wrong?
Lastly friends its my kind request to you that never blackmails one another. Maybe for you it will be a minute thing to blackmail your friend or you have another feeling. But that doesn’t matter that your friend will also be taking very minutely. He/ she can take it as something another also. So, never try to blackmail and cheat anyone.