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Criminal Law

The purpose of criminal law is to maintain law and order in a society and for courts to punish those who break the rules. Many criminal offences require the prosecution to prove a guilty act and a guilty mind. This topic considers some of the general principles of criminal law which apply to many offences. It then looks at what needs to be proved for each of the non-fatal offences. The procedure of a criminal case before and during a trial is outlined. Finally, the punishments the courts can impose are considered.

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