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.

Read more about Criminal Law:  History, Objectives of Criminal Law, Selected Criminal Laws, Criminal Law Jurisdictions

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