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  Criminal law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Criminal law (also known as penal law) is the body of statutory and common law that deals with crime and the legal punishment of criminal offenses.
Criminal law distinguishes crimes from civil wrongs such as tort or breach of contract.
Criminal law has been seen as a system of regulating the behavior of individuals and groups in relation to societal norms whereas civil law is aimed primarily at the relationship between private individuals and their rights and obligations under the law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Criminal_law   (895 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Criminal law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Criminal law (also known as penal law) is the body of law that punishes criminals for committing offences against the state.
The main objective of criminal law is punishing the offender and discouraging others to offend, while that of civil law is individual compensation to whom the wrong was committed against.
Criminal offences consist of two distinct elements; the physical act (the actus reus, guilty act) and the requisite mental state with which the act is done (the mens rea, guilty mind).
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Criminal_law   (567 words)

  
 Criminal Law | Legal Advice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The criminal law also details the defenses that defendants may bring to lessen or negate their liability (criminal responsibility) and specifies the punishment which may be inflicted.
Criminal law neither requires a victim, nor a victim's consent, to prosecute an offender.
Criminal law has been seen as a system of regulating the behavior of individuals and groups in relation to societal norms at large whereas civil law is aimed primarily at the relationship between private individuals and their rights and obligations under the law.
www.great-legal-advice.com /criminal-law/what-is-criminal-law.htm   (408 words)

  
 Theories of Criminal Law
Criminal punishment cannot contribute to those appropriate ends: it reflects a primitive, backward-looking concern with retributive justice, whereas we should rather be seeking a forward-looking restorative or reparative justice.
The law of a liberal polity, that is to say, must aim to be a common law: a law which belongs to the citizens, as a reflection of the values they share, rather than a law which is imposed on them by an alien sovereign.
What the criminal law must say to the citizens is therefore not that they must refrain from such conduct because the law forbids it and can demand their obedience, but that they should refrain from such conduct because it is wrong.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/criminal-law   (7926 words)

  
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Applicability of The Criminal Law Outside the Territory of Latvia Latvian citizens and non-citizens, and aliens or stateless persons who have a permanent residence permit for the Republic of Latvia, shall be held liable in accordance with this Law for a criminal offence committed in the territory of another state.
A separate continuing criminal offence is the uninterrupted realisation of the elements of one criminal offence (act or failure to act) which is associated with consequent continuing non-fulfilment of obligations which the law, with threat of criminal prosecution, has imposed upon the offender.
Repetition of a criminal offence is not constituted by an offence for the commission of which a person is released from criminal liability or for which a limitation period has become applicable, or for which the conviction has been set aside or extinguished pursuant to procedures set out in the Law.
www.ttc.lv /New/lv/tulkojumi/E0032.doc   (9603 words)

  
 Criminal law - Wex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Criminal law involves prosecution by the government of a person for an act that has been classified as a crime.
In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit.
Criminal laws vary significantly from state to state.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/criminal.html   (557 words)

  
 Criminal Law - Online Lawyer Source
Criminal law is a type of law involved in punishing people for committing crimes against the state.
Criminal justice can be meted out with something as minor as a warning or fine to penalties as serious as the death penalty.
Criminal charges may also be filed against someone with no testimony or accusation as well, usually initiated by some law enforcement department official.
www.onlinelawyersource.com /criminal_law/criminal_law.html   (684 words)

  
 Find a Criminal Law Lawyer Today
Criminal law is the process in which the state prosecutes an individual for committing such crimes.
Criminal law differs from civil law in that criminal law seeks punishment (punitive damages) beyond the cost of the actual damages.
Criminal offenses are defined differently from state to state; however, the American Law Institute created the Model Penal Code, which serves as a guideline for all states.
www.pickalawyer.com /Criminal-Law.htm   (177 words)

  
 Criminal Law Attorneys
criminal law, the suit is initiated by the state or federal government through a prosecutor rather than being initiated by the victim, as it is in civil law.
Plaintiffs in a civil law suit only need to show by a preponderance of the evidence that a defendant is 51% or more liable (responsible) for the damages.
criminal law case has to prove to the judge or jury "beyond a reasonable doubt" that the defendant is guilty of the crime charged.
www.lawinfo.com /legalfaqs/criminallaw.html   (481 words)

  
 LLRX -- International Criminal Law: A Selective Resource Guide
Gail A. Partin is currently an Associate Law Librarian in the Sheely-Lee Law Library at the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University http://www.dsl.edu.
Origins and sources of the international criminal law regime include three out of the four sources of international law in general which are enumerated in Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice.
War Criminal Watch, designed and maintained by the Coalition for International Justice, is dedicated to information relating to the Yugoslavia and Rwanda Tribunals, including audio and video files on the Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, the status of cases in national courts, implementing legislation, and other legal resources.
www.llrx.com /features/int_crim.htm   (5502 words)

  
 ASIL Electronic Resource Guide
In its widest context, the source of international criminal law might be derived from the general principles of international law recognized by civilized nations; and therefore, found in the customary law accepted by states, the general criminal law recognized by nations, and the treaties which govern particular conduct.
International criminal law can also be categorized according to whether the conduct in question is international, constituting an offense against the world community, or whether the act is transnational, affecting the interests of more than one state.
The Preparatory Commission for the Establishment of an International Criminal Court was established by Resolution F of the Final Act of the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, which adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 17 July 1998.
www.asil.org /resource/crim1.htm   (9225 words)

  
 LII / Legal Information Institute @ Cornell Law School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School.
Robles: "We hold, in sum, that the Domestic Relations Law's limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples is not unconstitutional.
The act begins with the legislative finding that "the guarantee of due process of law under the Constitution of South Dakota applies equally to born and unborn human beings, and that under the Constitution of South Dakota, a pregnant mother and her unborn child, each possess a natural and inalienable right to life."
www.law.cornell.edu   (329 words)

  
 Criminal Law - Resource Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution places limits on the power of the police to make arrests, search people and their property, and seize objects and contraband (such as illegal drugs or weapons).
These limits are the bedrock of search and seizure law.
O.J. Simpson is NOT guilty as judged by criminal court.
www.nolo.com /encyclopedia/crim_ency.html   (127 words)

  
 International Criminal Law
Criminal Justice Page (Cecil Greek) - This excellent site provides very complete information about criminal justice in general, as well as an extensive collection of links related to international criminal justice resources on the Internet.
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, here you could find many reports and papers on these topics: Aboriginal Justice, China, Common Curriculum, Domestic Violence, Economic and Organized Crime, Environment, International Criminal Court, Juvenile Justice, Media, Peacekeeping, Sentencing and Corrections.
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy - This is an excellent site (even if all its sections are not yet fully implemented) dedicated to criminal law issues analysed from a domestic, regional and global point of view.
sun1.spfo.unibo.it /spolfo/CRIMLAW.htm   (974 words)

  
 Criminal Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Any criminal defendant is best served by obtaining the assistance and representation of qualified legal counsel.
The best sources of criminal law information are still the codes, cases and treatises available in hard copy from legal publishers and the law library in your county.
You can send us your questions or Email West Group for CA and US criminal law publications, contact your local CA County law library, the public defenders' office or a local criminal law attorney specialist.
www.calawnet.com /criminal.html   (213 words)

  
 NYU Law, Library - Foreign and International, International Criminal Law
Topical Digests of the Case Law of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Pace Law School weblog focusing on the International Criminal Court, other international criminal tribunals, and the law of international criminal prosecutions.
These documents include trial transcripts, briefs, document books, evidence files, and other papers studied by lawyers, scholars, and other researchers in the areas of history, ethics, genocide, and war crimes, and are of particular interest to officials and students of international tribunals involving war crimes and crimes against humanity.
www.law.nyu.edu /library/foreign_intl/criminal.html   (433 words)

  
 Criminal Law Attorney Montgomery Alabama AL Family Law Car Accidents Lawyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Blanchard Law Offices is a small, experienced law firm located in Montgomery, Alabama, dedicated to representing people who are facing a difficult time in their lives.
If you have been arrested or are under criminal investigation in or around Montgomery, Alabama, contact a criminal law attorney at Blanchard Law Offices for experienced advice.
When you call Blanchard Law Offices, you will be treated with respect and will always receive direct, personal attention from a lawyer.
www.blanchardlaw.com   (230 words)

  
 Criminal Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Criminal law is mostly a federal matter and other than procedural differences, things don't change that much from province to province; in other words, the information will at least serve as a good primer.
What we're trying to compile here is not so much the bland brochure-type material you could pick up at the court house, but rather the meaty stuff; the documents which touch upon the substance of Canadian criminal law.
In some of the legal education centres, there may be brochure type articles which will not contain the level of information listed above in the articles collection, but may nonetheless be of some assistance in basic situations.
www.duhaime.org /Criminal   (374 words)

  
 Georgetown Law - American Criminal Law Review (Office of Journal Administration)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The ACLR is the most-cited criminal law review in the nation, and it also ranks among the country's 30 most-cited law reviews of any kind.
Published four times a year, the ACLR provides timely treatment of significant developments in constitutional and criminal law through articles contributed by leading scholars and practitioners, and through notes authored by the journal's student staff.
The ACLR is published by the students of the Georgetown University Law Center.
www.law.georgetown.edu /journals/aclr   (238 words)

  
 TEXAS CODE OF CRIMINAL  PROCEDURE
The material on our pages is intended as a resource for anyone with an interest in the law of crimes, defenses, and punishment.
It also serves as a supplemental resource for students taking the first-year introductory law school course in criminal law.
Coverage includes general principles and elements of criminal liability: culpable mental states, act and omission, causation, and attendant circumstances.
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 New Jersey Law Network (sm) ~ Criminal Law
Updates on recent developments in NJ criminal law, an overview of the system, as well as information on support services for victims and contact numbers for the Victim-Witness Advocacy Offices throughout the state.
"The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce society's reliance on the use of incarceration as a solution to social problems.
New Jersey Law Network", and "njlawnet.com" are marks of W3 Lawyer, Inc. all other marks are those of their respective owners.
www.njlawnet.com /crimes.html   (675 words)

  
 Criminal law - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is believed that imposing sanctions for the crime, society can achieve justice and a peacable social order.
While the specific process varies according to the local law, in virtually every jurisdiction the process culminates with a trial, followed by appeals to higher courts.
It is the duty of the prosecution, therefore, to prove not merely the act (the entry), and the mental state (the intent to commit a crime), but all the attendant circumstances (that it was a dwelling house, and that it was at night).
www.voyager.in /Criminal_Law   (670 words)

  
 Tennessee Criminal Law Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
TnCrimLaw is 10 in 2006 - on the web as a resource for Tennessee Criminal Law for 10 years.
On January 18, 2006, the Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure that include a complete reformatting and revision of many comments.
By separate action the court referred the second proposal -- to rewrite Rule 4 dealing with summons and warrants, to conform better to the statutory scheme -- to the Advisory Commission.
www.tncrimlaw.com   (203 words)

  
 SOSIG: Criminal Law and Procedure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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Law Lord's Response to the Government's Consultation Paper on Constitutional Reform: A Supreme Court for the United Kingdom
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy
www.sosig.ac.uk /roads/subject-listing/World-cat/crimlaw.html   (244 words)

  
 Criminal Lawyer, Lawyers, Attorney, Attorneys, Law - FindLaw for the Public
The Criminal Law section provides you with information and resources to help you with your criminal law issue.
Overview - A basic introduction to criminal law.
Crimes A to Z - Definition on 40 crimes, from Arson to Wire Fraud, and links to state laws.
criminal.findlaw.com   (256 words)

  
 Welcome to www.fedcrimlaw.com
This site had been rated by The New York Criminal Bar Association as one of the top-ten legal research sites in the United States; and the Editors of Britannica.com have selected our Web site as "one of the most valuable and reliable on the Internet.
This site has been designed primarily to provide criminal defense attorneys with a single-stop, easy-to-use, and affordable source of the latest and most significant developments in America's fastest growing field of law - criminal law.
For example, our new Booker Resource Center is designed to keep you abreast with the latest developments in the law relating to the Supreme Court's recent decision in U.S. v.
www.fedcrimlaw.com   (343 words)

  
 Criminal Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Postgraduate Study At A World-Class Institution In The Heart of London.
Gain a degree in criminology and criminal justice with ICS.
Hundreds of papers, reports, and essays on criminal justice topics.
www.magdda.com /Criminal-Law.php   (31 words)

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