Definitions for criminal law
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word criminal law
the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
The area of law pertaining to crime and punishment.
Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and proscribes threatening, harming, or otherwise endangering the health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws. Criminal law differs from civil law, whose emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation than on punishment.
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A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.
Translations for criminal law
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- trestní právoCzech
- derecho penalSpanish
- rikoslaki, rikosoikeusFinnish
- droit criminel, droit pénalFrench
- derecto criminalInterlingua
- refsiréttur, refsilög, hegningarlögIcelandic
- diritto penaleItalian
- 刑法, 형법Korean
- direito criminal, direito penalPortuguese
- dreptul penalRomanian
- уголовное правоRussian
- luật hình sựVietnamese
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