Mon 11 Mar, 2013 04:24 am
What is the difference between criminal law and civil law?
 
Aldrichbrucea
 
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Fri 15 Mar, 2013 05:59 am
@richardmooney20,
There are different type of law please explain me.thanks
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AubreyBenton
 
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Thu 21 Mar, 2013 05:08 am
There are different laws in different field like Military have its law and State Govt. have its law and so on..........
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firefly
 
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Wed 27 Mar, 2013 03:32 am
@richardmooney20,
Quote:
What is the difference between criminal law and civil law?


Quote:
Civil Law deals with disagreements between private individuals (commercial or personal injury disputes, for example). Typically, one person will claim that the other person’s actions caused him harm, and file a civil suit seeking compensation for the damage caused.

The plaintiff (the person filing the suit) must demonstrate by a “preponderance of the evidence” that the defendant was responsible for the harm. In other words, only a majority (51%) of the evidence must support the plaintiff’s claim, which is a much lower burden of proof than is used in criminal cases.

In addition, only five of the six jurors (in a six-juror trial) or nine of the twelve jurors (in a 12 juror trial) must agree with the evidence, depending on whether you’re in District Court or Circuit Court. The jury then determines the monetary damages the defendant owes the plaintiff.

Criminal Law is designed to prevent citizens from deliberately harming each other, and involves actions that have been declared illegal by the state (murder, theft, assault, etc.). In a criminal case, the State or Federal Government brings the defendant to trial, and a guilty verdict usually results in jail time, a fine, or both.

In criminal cases, the defendant is not required to prove his or her innocence. Instead, the prosecutor must prove guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt” to a jury of 12, with a guilty verdict being unanimous. Compare that to the “9 out of 12″ rule for civil law.

A civil case can also be brought when a crime has been committed. The most famous example of this was the O.J. Simpson case where Simpson was found “not guilty” of murder in his criminal trail, but was found liable in a wrongful death civil suit a few years later. The jury ruled that the preponderance of evidence showed that Simpson was responsible for the wrongful death, and ordered him to pay damages to the victim’s family, even though the criminal trial found him not guilty.
http://www.simplythelaw.net/2010/10/01/whats-the-difference-between-criminal-law-and-civil-law/


or see...

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Civil_Law_vs_Criminal_Law

http://www.giac.org/cissp-papers/387.pdf
BrookeWilson
 
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Sat 30 Mar, 2013 11:42 am
@firefly,
I am totally agree with you.
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Austin85
 
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Thu 25 Apr, 2013 04:27 am
@richardmooney20,
Civil law deals with the disputes that may be between to parties and organizations in which compensation is awarded to the victim.Whereas criminal law is that field of law that deals with crime and the legal punishment of criminal offenses.
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Erik J
 
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Thu 25 Apr, 2013 10:32 pm
@richardmooney20,
The civil law addresses the wrongdoer to compensate for the wrong he has done, whereas the criminal law is meant to punish the wrongdoers. The criminal justice programs includes investigation in crime scenes like assault, murder and so on, whereas civil law deals in cases of negligence or malpractices.
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Thomas Nivada
 
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Thu 25 Apr, 2013 11:06 pm
@richardmooney20,
Well it is quite simple is this to get understand this. Civil Laws is the deal with the civilians that how they have to follow the different things to have in and to run the system so well and in the arrangements.As far as the criminal law is concern so it is for the criminals and it depends on their deeds and what kind of crimes they have done and how we are get sentenced them.
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AndersondLawyer
 
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Fri 26 Apr, 2013 01:10 am
@richardmooney20,
Civil laws and criminal laws are related as all criminal laws fall under the civil one as crime is committed by public in case of military they have court martial .
jespah
 
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Fri 26 Apr, 2013 04:49 am
@AndersondLawyer,
Oh, that's awesome! Thanks so much for the laugh.I do so love it when people with "lawyer" in their user name don't know **** about the law.
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Canada Malpractice
 
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Wed 12 Jun, 2013 09:55 am
@richardmooney20,
According to William Geldart, Introduction to English Law 146 (D.C.M. Yardley ed., 9th ed. 1984),
"The difference between civil law and criminal law turns on the difference between two different objects which law seeks to pursue - redress or punishment. The object of civil law is the redress of wrongs by compelling compensation or restitution: the wrongdoer is not punished; he only suffers so much harm as is necessary to make good the wrong he has done. The person who has suffered gets a definite benefit from the law, or at least he avoids a loss. On the other hand, in the case of crimes, the main object of the law is to punish the wrongdoer; to give him and others a strong inducement not to commit same or similar crimes, to reform him if possible and perhaps to satisfy the public sense that wrongdoing ought to meet with retribution.”
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bankruptcycenter
 
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Thu 19 Dec, 2013 03:39 am
Criminal law deals with the acts of intentional harm to individuals but which, in a larger sense, are offences against us all. on the other hand Civil law deals with disputes between private parties, or negligent acts that cause harm to others.
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