Differences between civil and criminal law

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Civil Law- Purpose of Law
To uphold the rights of individuals.
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Criminal Law- Purpose of Law
Maintain Law and Order.
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Civil Law- Person starting the case
Individual or business has suffered as a result of the breach of Civil Law.
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Criminal Law- Person starting the case
Criminal Cases are taken on behalf of the state, and so there is a crown prosecution service responsible for conducting most cases.
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Civil Law- Courts
Heard in High court or County court
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Criminal Law- Courts
Magistrates Court or Crown court
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Civil Law- Legal Name for that person
Claimant
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Criminal Law- Legal Name for that Person
Prosecutor
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Civil Law- Standard of proof
The balance of probabilities
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Criminal Law- Standard of Proof
Beyond reasonable doubt
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Civil Law- Person/s making the decision
Judge, very rarely a jury
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Criminal Law- Person/s making the decision
Magistrates in Mag Court Or Judge and jury in crown court
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Civil Law- Decision
Liable or not Liable
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Criminal Law- Decision
Guilty or not guilty
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Civil Law- Powers of the court
Usually an award of damages.
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Criminal Law- Powers of the court
Prison, community sentence fine, discharge, driving ban..
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Card 2

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Maintain Law and Order.

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Criminal Law- Purpose of Law

Card 3

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Individual or business has suffered as a result of the breach of Civil Law.

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Card 4

Front

Criminal Cases are taken on behalf of the state, and so there is a crown prosecution service responsible for conducting most cases.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Heard in High court or County court

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Preview of the back of card 5
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