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There are four different types of law, criminal, civil, common and statuate. In this first task I will explain briefly each one.

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GCSE Law

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Task 1

There are four different types of law, criminal, civil, common and statuate. In this first task I will explain briefly each one:

Criminal Law:

This is the kind of law that the police enforce. Murder, assault, robbery and rape are all included within the boundaries of criminal law. A good way in which to summarise which offences come under criminal law is 'an offence which is seen as being against everybody, even though it is not'. For example if a car is stolen, then the theft is against the individual, but it threatens all car owners because they might have their car stolen. Because the view is taken that everybody is threatened by the crime, criminal law is dealt with by the public services and not by private layers or investigators.

Civil Law:

Civil law has many different areas enclosed in it. Examples that come under this law are legal rights, such as a right to an education or to a trade union membership and divorce problems, such as how the furniture is split between the couple and who receives custody of the children. The best way to describe it is that

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