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- Created on: 07-09-19 16:22
What is the difference between criminal and civil law?
Criminal law relates to offences and breaches of law that negatively affects society as a whole.
If a person breaches criminal law, they’re subject to criminal prosecution by the State - usually brought by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the name of the Crown, and trials are held in a Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court.
Examples of criminal offences:
•Burglary, theft, arson and criminal damage •Assault and battery •Murder
“Innocent until proven guilty”
State must prove that D is guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
If convicted, the offender will receive the penalty laid out in…