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Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It proscribes conduct perceived as threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people inclusive of one's self. Most criminal law is established by statute, which is to say that the laws are enacted by a legislature. Criminal law includes the punishment and rehabilitation of people who violate such laws.
Criminal law varies according to jurisdiction, and differs from civil law, where emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation, rather than on punishment or rehabilitation.
Criminal procedure is a formalized official activity that authenticates the fact of commission of a crime and authorizes punitive or rehabilitative treatment of the offender.

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  1. M

    QLD Perverting the course of justice

    Hi, we had a car accident and police attended the scene later, I said I was the passenger. police officer rang me few weeks later asking for my version of the traffic crash report and during the conversation she said that she have footage that i am the driver and that am lying to them and She...
  2. M

    QLD Police officer not believing that I was the passenger in a single vehicle car crash

    Hi, we had a car accident and police attended the scene later, I said I was the passenger. police officer rang me few weeks later asking for my version of the traffic crash report and during the conversation she said that she have footage that i am the driver and that am lying to them and She...
  3. J

    QLD Criminal Law - Mercy Killings

    Hi, I'm confused about intent and mercy-killings. I know that intent is satisfied in cases like these, but what about if the accused hoped their conduct wouldn't work (and that there is a chance it might not)? And if they are reluctant to go through with the conduct? Does that establish intent...
  4. Steveh

    QLD Cursing in email

    Is it illegal or a crime to curse at someone in an email? (That someone is the support service employee of an org) (F word)
  5. I

    QLD Caught shoplifting at Coles and Big W on same day

    Hi I have been charged with utag 2x. I went to Coles To get grocery and Paid by self checkout cost $200. My trolley is full as I shop earlier in different store. Then I went to big w to purchase big pillow and cookware. Again paid by self checkout cost $58. As soon as I go out from the big w...
  6. Wildwood

    VIC Defeasible Land Title

    A Criminal with several alias names known to ANZ Bank fraudulently applied for mortgage over our rural property In 2013 & mortgage was registered, he defaulted, bank Attempted to possess & sell our property when we were alerted to what happened. We joined Court proceedings as aggrieved third...
  7. Wildwood

    VIC Defeasible Title

    Criminal fraudulently applied for mortgage over our rural property In 2013 & mortgage was registered, he defaulted, bank Attempted to possess & sell property when we were alerted to what happened. We joined Court proceedings as aggrieved third parties, the bank withheld documentation even after...
  8. Curiouscruiser

    NSW Input please!!!!

    I have been charged with the above offences, but the mans windscreen was smashed when he ran me over which is what caused the pole to connect. As far as I know he hasn’t even been charged though I told numerous officers it is not even mentioned in my statement, which was taken from bodycam...
  9. justawriter

    Fiction Research - Exonerating the Innocent Under Criminal Law?

    First up, I'm an aspiring writer and this is all fictional. I've tried to research extensively online but I'm struggling to find specific info (particularly Australian) relevant to my story. I have about a hundred things I could ask, but for now, I'm sticking with my most pressing concern, the...
  10. B

    NSW Family Law Lawyer That Was Criminal Law Lawyer

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