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The body of law defining offenses agains the community at large, regulating how suspects are investigated, charged, and tried, and establishing punishments for convicted offenders (Garner, 2004).

Terms

Use for:

  • Crimes and misdemeanors
  • Criminals—Legal status, laws, etc.           
  • Law, Criminal    
  • Penal codes       
  • Penal law          

Norrower term:

  • Accomplices
  •  Adoption—Corrupt practices
  •  Aggravating circumstances
  •  Breach of the peace
  •  Bribery
  •  Burglary
  •  Capital punishment
  •  Causation (Criminal law)
  •  Compound offenses
  •  Concealment (Criminal law)
  •  Confidential communications
  •  Conspiracy
  •  Contraventions (Criminal law)
  •  Corpus delicti
  •  Correctional law
  •  Counterfeits and counterfeiting
  •  Crime laboratories—Law and legislation
  •  Crimes against peace
  •  Crimes without victims
  •  Criminal act
  •  Criminal jurisdiction
  •  Criminal syndicalism
  •  Decriminalization
  •  Denunciation (Criminal law)
  •  Depopulation (Criminal law)
  •  Disorderly conduct
  •  Drunkenness (Criminal law)
  •  Duress (Law)
  •  Embezzlement
  •  Entrapment (Criminal law)
  •  Escape (Law)
  •  Ex post facto laws
  •  Executions and executioners
  •  Executions in effigy
  •  Extenuating circumstances
  •  False testimony
  •  Flagrans crimen
  •  Forgery
  •  Guilt (Law)
  •  Hamsocn
  •  Holocaust denial—Law and legislation
  •  Illegality
  •  Inchoate offenses
  •  Infamy (Law)
  •  Infanticide
  •  International crimes
  •  International criminal law
  •  Justification (Law)
  •  Libel and slander
  •  Limitation of actions (Criminal law)
  •  Maintenance and champerty
  •  Malicious accusation
  •  Military offenses
  •  Misprision
  •  Mistake (Criminal law)
  •  Mugging
  •  Obscenity (Law)
  •  Offenses against foreign heads of state
  •  Offenses against property
  •  Offenses against public safety
  •  Offenses against religion
  •  Offenses against socialist property
  •  Offenses against the environment
  •  Offenses against the person
  •  Official secrets
  •  Omission, Criminal
  •  Perjury
  •  Poisoning
  •  Political crimes and offenses
  •  Preparation (Criminal law)
  •  Prevarication (Law)
  •  Principals (Criminal law)
  •  Prisons—Law and legislation
  •  Provocation (Criminal law)
  •  Proximate cause (Law)
  •  Racketeering
  •  Resisting an officer
  •  iots
  •  Sanctions, Administrative
  •  Sedition
  •  Self-defense (Law)
  •  Simulation of crimes
  •  Smuggling
  •  Sovereignty, Violation of
  •  Superior orders (Criminal law)
  •  Tax evasion
  •  Treason
  •  Unauthorized use
  •  Unlawful entry

Broader term:

  • Pleas of the Crown
  • Public law

Related term:

  •  Crime
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  •  Criminal procedure

 

 

     

    Title

    Criminal Law

    Scope Note

    The body of law defining offenses agains the community at large, regulating how suspects are investigated, charged, and tried, and establishing punishments for convicted offenders (Garner, 2004).

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