A crime is a charge by the state or federal government on behalf of its citizens against a person accused of violating the law while a civil wrong is wrongdoing that causes damages and thus requires compensation or repayment. A crime falls under criminal law while a civil wrong is addressed under the civil law.
For civil wrongs, both the government and citizens are allowed to bring a civil action against the offenders. Common example of civil wrongs includes property disputes, torts and contract matters. The criminal law serves to prevent offenses while the civil law ensures that a person receives fair compensation.Learn More
Criminal identification is the cataloging of the characteristics of a person who has committed a crime for the first time or using those characteristics to identify a repeat offender. Civil identification may use some of the same characteristics to identify people who have not committed crimes but have agreed to catalogue their identifying information for civil purposes, such as joining the military, working for the federal government and naturalization.Full Answer >
Totalitarianism is a form of government where the state has total power, but in a democracy, the people of a country (or region) vote to elect leaders who act on their behalf. A totalitarianism government typically has a dictator that leads it, like Benito Mussolini in Italy during World War II.Full Answer >
There are many theories about why people commit crimes. Issues such as poverty, drug abuse and mental illness often play a role in driving an individual to commit a crime, yet these factors do not offer a complete explanation of the phenomenon. The reasons that people commit crimes are as unique and varied as the individuals who commit them.Full Answer >
Ted Bundy had a daughter while incarcerated for his crimes. His girlfriend, Carole Ann Boone, took the child to a different state after she realized his guilt. There is no known record of the name of his daughter.Full Answer >