crime and punishment

crime and punishment

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What is crime

WHAT IS CRIME?

Ø      Breaking the law of the country

Ø      Personal crimes = mugging/slander, property crimes = theft/fraud, crimes against the country = spying/non-payment of tax

Ø      Non-indictable crimes = less serious offences e.g. motoring offences (Magistrates Court)

Ø      Indictable crimes = more serious crimes e.g. murder (Crown Court)

Ø      Criminal law – when a person breaks the law

Ø      Civil law – disputes settled between individuals/groups

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What is crime

WHAT IS CRIME?

Ø      Breaking the law of the country

Ø      Personal crimes = mugging/slander, property crimes = theft/fraud, crimes against the country = spying/non-payment of tax

Ø      Non-indictable crimes = less serious offences e.g. motoring offences (Magistrates Court)

Ø      Indictable crimes = more serious crimes e.g. murder (Crown Court)

Ø      Criminal law – when a person breaks the law

Ø      Civil law – disputes settled between individuals/groups

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Crime and punishment

‘You shall not kill any man … except for a just cause’

CAUSES OF CRIME:

Ø      Social reasons e.g. peer pressure

Ø      Environmental reasons e.g. poverty/unemployment/lack of education

Ø      Psychological reasons e.g. selfishness/mental health issues

Ø       Drug addiction – to finance habits

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