An Introduction to Criminal Law

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1. What is the purpose of a criminal trial?

  • To create new precedents
  • To decide if there has been a breach of rights
  • To decide if the defendant is guilty
  • To compensate individuals
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2. What decisions are made in criminal law?

  • Wins or loses case
  • Prison or freedom
  • Guilty or not guilty
  • Liable or not liable

3. What is the purpose of Criminal Law?

  • To punish offenders, protect society and reduce nationwide crime levels
  • To maintain law and order, protect society and compensate individuals
  • To maintain law and order, punish offenders and protect society
  • To maintain law and order, punish offenders and uphold individual's rights

4. What is double liability?

  • Where two actions are prosecuted in the same court
  • Where one action is in breach of two types of law
  • Where one action affects two people
  • Where two actions are in breach of one law

5. Who make the decisions in criminal cases?

  • Magistrates
  • Magistrates or Jury
  • Judge and Jury
  • Magistrates and Jury


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