I want to start this off by saying that I believe that the SCUJ is too skeletal. It simply could do better for everyone if more options were included. The SCUJ is rarely used enough, and I firmly believe that these additions, or rather, old reconstitutions of the older, more archaic Military Law of around 2017, would be beneficial for the roleplay we have right now, when it comes to the application of the SCUJ. There are various small tidbits which I will consolidate here, before I move onto the actual old, and edited charges, that I believe should be readded back in, but still kept to a shorter point for more brevity. Firstly, Civilians, such as the passengers, may be tried by a Court-Martial for committing certain High Crimes during Code Red or above. This one is almost a no brainer. Certain loopholes legally still exist in the SCUJ/Sol Central Government Law apparatus that as a civilian you can participate in an active mutiny, and not have a charge levied against you for it. This would reintroduce civilians back into the system so that they can be punished for their actions during especially grievous acts and in especially dire times aboard the Torch. In the event the individual accused of a crime is an Officer, Line or Staff, the charges must be approved and presented personally by the Commanding Officer. This adds a lot of drama and flair you usually don't see anymore. Very fond memories of usage of this to dramatic RP affect. *If the Commanding Officer breaks SCG Law, charges must be presented by the Executive Officer, or next ranking Line Officer. If there is no ranking Line Officer, the duty falls to the SCG Representative, and then to Staff Officers. If there are no ranking Line Officers, Staff Officers, or SCG Representative, the CO cannot be removed from command unless there is lethal danger to the crew. This one is not very common, but to have it codified in this procedure is an incredibly good way to have RP during revolution and other rounds where justification is actually given. Instead, you are left guessing if you are an SCGR or CoS/XO looking for how to oust your tyrannical CO. You might even use it in other situations, rather unfortunately. Charges and punishments can be appealed to the highest civil authority, in this case the SCGR. Should be there but isn't. It just makes sense. Now, onto specific charges. To start with, Greater Offences: | '''Desertion'' | To abandon a post or Duty without permission, without the intention of returning | Fairly serious, if committed during lower alerts, confinement until transfer is appropriate. If committed during an attack, or high alert, execution is not uncalled for. Need I say more on this one? | '''Compelling Surrender''' | To compel a superior to surrender themselves, personnel under their command, or material under their command. | Only applies to subordinates advising that superiors surrender, or surrendering for a superior without authorization. It may be personal opinion but honestly I find it quite goofy when a mixture of Government and Military officers simply give up their men or give up specific material/command to raiders or mercs without even attempting to put up a fight. Being forced to surrender is a different story though, however. There is a clear distinction between the two. Moving onto lesser offenses: | '''Noncompliance with Procedure''' | To knowingly fail to enforce or obey an official procedure. | This is failing to obey SOP/Arrest Procedure/Trial Procedure. General Article could "technically" cover this, but this is enough of a common occurrence for it to warrant its own charge, honestly. | '''Inebriation on Duty''' | To drink to excess or impairment while on duty. | Applies to people who aren’t security. Same principle as before. Chief Petty Officer's should be charged if they get blasted in the Chow Hall. | '''Fraternization''' | To form inappropriate relationships with, or to interact with immediate superiors or subordinates in an inappropriate manner. | Don't date anyone that is in command of you or you are in command of. By Allah does this one deserve it's own charge. There were some other ones I thought about adding, but honestly, this is probably the most I'd be willing to add. Not that SCUJ has much to begin with. But we don't exactly need "Misbehavior of a Sentinel" or "Misbehavior as a prisoner" onboard the Torch, because that can get handled a certain way anyways without a charge, and happens so rarely you might as well RP it out at that point. The other real kicker to adding these certain ones back in is that the wiki is already edited to where this system was in place, anyways. For example, the High Crimes have certain ones italicized, which used to be the marker to which a civilian could be tried for them in Court Martial, and so forth. It's up to the people on how these should be worded or implemented, but I still firmly believe that these are tasteful additions to law and the SCUJ, outside of the argument of bloat, which I fail to see anyways, considering that the SCUJ charges consist of like 3 inches of a whole page anyways. Greater and Lesser Offences included.