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Criminal law


Criminal law or penal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and proscribes whatever is threatening, harmful, or otherwise ...

Functions of Criminal Law - CliffsNotes


Maintaining order. Criminal law provides predictability, letting people know what to expect from others. Without criminal law, there would be chaos and ...

The Purposes of Criminal Law - Federation Press

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It is easy to think of criminal law as an instrument of oppression or at least .... other purposes of the criminal law, in particular, protection of the public.


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The criminal law has three primary functions. First, it must define and announce the conduct that is prohibited (or required) by the criminal law. Such "rules of ...

The Aims of the Criminal Law - Duke Law Scholarship Repository


In trying to formulate the aims of the criminal law, it is important to be aware both of the ... functions of the manifold safeguards of American criminal procedure.

Structure and Function in Criminal Law - Paul H. Robinson - Oxford ...


Dec 4, 1997 ... Paul H. Robinson argues that the current operational structure of criminal law fails to fully account for its different functions, and proceeds to ...

What is the Role of a Jury in a Criminal Case? - Criminal Law


The right to a trial jury plays a central role in the justice system and it is important to understand the strengths, weaknesses, and function of the jury in a criminal ...

The Nature and Function of Criminal Theory - Berkeley Law ...


The Nature and Function of. Criminal Theory. George P. Fletcher*. INTRODUCTION. The practice of teaching and writing in the field of criminal law has changed ...

Criminal and Civil Law


Criminal law, one of two broad categories of law, deals with acts of intentional ... The state plays no role in civil cases, unless the government launches a lawsuit ...

The purpose of the criminal justice system | Centre for Crime and ...


Mar 17, 2008 ... They go on to argue that the 'enforcement of the criminal law... reinforces a ... of law and order; what he dubs 'the repressive function'.

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A Functional Analysis of Criminal Law by Paul H. Robinson :: SSRN


Feb 7, 2005 ... The criminal law has three primary functions. First, it must define and announce the conduct that is prohibited (or required) by the criminal law.

Functional Analysis of Criminal Law - Oxford Scholarship


This chapter discusses how most current criminal law doctrines contain aspects that perform different functions. The first two purposes of the provisions ...

On the functions of criminal law - Springer


criminal law, based on the available empirical findings of criminology and ... speculations and implicit assumptions about the functions of criminal law, such as ...