Laws dealing with crimes against the public and members of the public.
That body of the law that deals with conduct considered so harmful to society as a whole that it is prohibited by statute, prosecuted and punished by the government.
the body of law that regulates actions that have the potential to harm interests of the provincial or the federal government.
Law which sets the acceptable limits of conduct in society.
A body of court decisions based on federal and state statutes concerning wrongs against persons or society.
Criminal law is concerned with cases in which a crime has been committed. Criminal cases are brought to trial by the state or the federal government, and criminal offenses may be punished by fines and/or imprisonment. Crimes are specified as misdemeanors or felonies.
Is concerned with the relationship between the individual and the general public. Criminal actions (e.g. motoring offences) are usually brought by the state. The principal function of criminal proceedings is to punish the offender. Criminal cases are tried by a magistrates' court or a crown court.
that body of law which regulates those actions which have the potential to harm interests of the state or the federal government.
The branch of law concerned with actions taken by the government against a person accused of committing a crime.
Branch of law that deals with disputes or actions involving criminal penalties (as opposed to civil law), it regulates the conduct of individuals, defines crimes, and provides punishment for criminal acts.
Federal or state laws against certain behaviors. Illegal behaviors can be punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.
In part, Black's Law Dictionary refers to "Criminal Law" as, "That branch or division of law which treats of crimes and their punishments."
the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
the law whose violation is considered an offense against the state that is punishable upon conviction by imprisonment, fine, or other penalties.
The law relating to crimes. Violations of criminal law are remedied by criminal prosecutions, brought by a public official (prosecutor).
Relating to the laws of crimes, criminal law is everything which is not civil.The must used punishment is the imprisonment.
The law that pertains to offenses against the state itself, actions that may be directed against a person but that are deemed to be offensive to society as a whole -- for example, armed robbery or rape.
In general, refers to the state and federal statutes that define criminal offenses and specify corresponding fines and punishment. Criminal offenses includes certain offenses of a public nature or wrongs committed against the state.
Jurisprudence concerning crimes and their punishment.
In part, Black's Law Dictionary refers to "Criminal Law" as the branch or division of law which relates to crimes and their punishments.
Criminal law declares what conduct is criminal and prescribes punishment to be imposed for criminal conduct. The purpose of criminal law is to prevent harm to society.
The body of law that applies to crimes where the defendant may be required to serve a prison term.
Body of law pertaining to crimes against the state or conduct detrimental to society as a whole. Violation of criminal statues are punishable by law.
the law whose violation is considered an offense against the state and is punishable upon conviction by imprisonment and other penalties for adult offenders and by action of a juvenile court for juvenile offenders.
dealing with offences against the state and the public in general. The Trade Descriptions Act, Weights and Measures Act and Food Safety Act are all examples of criminal legislation. Criminal Law offences are punishable by a fine, imprisonment or an order to carry out community service.
Law dealing with offences which are considered to be offences against the community as a whole. For example burglary, drug offences, murder. Compare civil law.
That body of rules and regulations that defines and specifies punishments for offenses of a public nature, or for wrongs committed against the state or society; also called penal law.
Criminal law is the contravention of rules imposed by the Crown. It is imposed by way of fines, imprisonment or other sanctions by the Crown or its various agencies which are given powers to prosecute under legislation; e.g. local authority trading standards officers (products), the Health and Safety Executive (workplace safety) and the Environment Agency.
Laws written by Congress and state legislators that make certain behavior illegal and punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. By contrast, civil laws are not punishable by imprisonment. In order to be found guilty of a criminal law, the prosecution must show that the defendant intended to act as he did; in civil law, you may sometimes be responsible for your actions even though you did not intend the consequences. For example, civil law makes you financially responsible for a car accident you caused but didn't intend.
Usually involves the police prosecuting someone for doing something that is prohibited by statute or failing to do something that is required by statute. Criminal law is between an organisation or individual and the state.
The body of rules that define crimes, set out their punishments, and mandate the procedures in carrying out the criminal justice process.
Criminal Law is a film directed by Martin Campbell released in 1989. It is notable for having been an inspiration for Canadian serial killer Paul Bernardo, who changed his name to "Paul Teale", in honor of the film's villain, serial killer Martin Thiel, played by Kevin Bacon. Bernardo's ex-wife Karla Homolka announced in 2005 that, upon her release from prison, she would likewise be changing her name to "Teale".