Crim Law  CH 1.1 – 1.4

Definitions:

________________________generally defines the rights and obligations of individuals in society. Some common issues in criminal law are the elements of specific crimes and the elements of various criminal defenses.

  • Criminal Law*
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Law
  • Infractions

______________________generally concerns the enforcement of individuals’ rights during the criminal process. Examples of procedural issues are individuals’ rights during law enforcement investigation, arrest, filing of charges, trial, and appeal.

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure*
  • Civil Law
  • Infractions

_______________________“the body of law having to do with the private rights of individuals” … the law is between individuals, not the government.

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Law*
  • Infractions

____________________can be called violations, are the least serious crimes and include minor offenses such as jaywalking and motor vehicle offenses that result in a simple traffic ticket. These are generally punishable by a fine or alternative sentencing such as traffic school.

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Law
  • Infractions*