What is criminal law?

  • (noun): The body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment.

Criminal Law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It is the body of rules that defines conduct that is not allowed because it is held to threaten, harm or endanger the safety and welfare of people. Criminal law also sets out the punishment to be imposed on people who do not obey these laws. Criminal law differs from civil law, whose emphasis is more on dispute resolution than in punishment.

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LGBT Rights In Hong Kong - Criminal Law
... The criminal laws against male homosexuality were initially a product of British colonialism, with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment ... During the 1970s – 1980s, there was a public debate about whether or not to reform the law in line with human rights principles ... was established, 21 for gay men and 16 for heterosexuals, with the law remaining silent about lesbianism ...
Criminal Law Jurisdictions
... Public international law deals extensively and increasingly with criminal conduct that is heinous and ghastly enough to affect entire societies and regions ... The formative source of modern international criminal law was the Nuremberg trials following the Second World War in which the leaders of Nazism were prosecuted for their part in genocide and atrocities across ... The Nuremberg trials marked the beginning of criminal fault for individuals, where individuals acting on behalf of a government can be tried for violations of international law without the benefit of sovereign ...
Criminal Law Act - List - Republic of Ireland
... The Criminal Law (Juridiction) Act 1976 (No 14) The Criminal Law Act 1976 (No 32) The Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981 (No 10) The Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990 (No 32) The Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 (No ...
School Of Law, Christ University - Course Structure
... along with value-added courses such as Introduction to Law and Legal Methods ... Programming 5 Indian Legal and Constitutional History 5 Legal Methods 6 Law of Torts 6 Law of Consumer Protection and Motor Vehicles Act Semester III Semester IV 1 Indian ...
Law Of Thailand - Public Law - Criminal Law
... Criminal offences (that can lead to arrest and imprisonment) are enumerated in the Thai Penal Code (or Criminal Code) as well as numerous other statutes ... Criminal procedures are outlined in the Criminal Procedure Code ... Other narcotics laws include the Psychotropic Substances Act BE 2518 (AD 1975) and the Narcotics Control Act BE 2519 (AD 1976) ...

Famous quotes containing the words law and/or criminal:

    A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Think of admitting the details of a single case of the criminal court into our thoughts, to stalk profanely through their very sanctum sanctorum for an hour, ay, for many hours! to make a very barroom of the mind’s inmost apartment, as if for so long the dust of the street had occupied us,—the very street itself, with all its travel, its bustle, and filth, had passed through our thoughts’ shrine! Would it not be an intellectual and moral suicide?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)