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  • Jackie Carpenter United States of America crimial also include drugs case to
    2015-03-30 05:03:45

  • Shana Dix United Kingdom There are different levels of severity I'm crimes which dealt with in different ways.
    2015-03-27 19:03:27

  • Lazarous Masimba Zimbabwe Thanks for the study i was now aware of two different criminal laws, indictable and summary.
    2015-03-27 04:03:46

  • Lazarous Masimba Zimbabwe Thanks for the study i was now aware of two different criminal laws, indictable and summary.
    2015-03-27 04:03:18

  • John Mokuoane South Africa Explain Law of Torts
    2015-03-12 13:03:45

    • Rob Mayer United Kingdom Tort is a civil wrong. A breach in a duty of care; a motor accident, a libel, etc.
      2015-03-19 23:03:50
  • John Mokuoane South Africa Clearly after this Module I now understand why some cases are deemed not serious and which channels to follow after categorising your dispute or matter.
    2015-03-12 13:03:38

  • Stella Duburiya Nauru Criminal Law and Civil Law are the two main classifications of law.
    2015-03-11 04:03:46

    • Bipin Das India There are many differences between civil law and criminal law, including concerns, party bringing the case,burdens of proof, and goals. We will spend a lot of space discussing these differences, in part because it is easy to confuse aspects of the civil law and criminal law. And by gaining a firm grasp of the differences, we will be in a better position to understand fully later material in this text. After discussing the differences, we will then cover the overlap between civil law and criminal law.
      2015-03-11 11:03:57
    • Bipin Das India Examples of criminal law include cases of burglary, assault, battery and cases of murder. Examples where civil law applies include cases of negligence or malpractice.
      2015-03-11 10:03:45
  • Ibrahim Maina Saudi Arabia Civil laws are in many divisions,,how are they applied or when are they???.......Whats the difference between a judge and a magistrate??
    2015-03-09 10:03:24

    • Bipin Das India Civil laws are in many divisions,,how are they applied or when are they? Civil law deals with disputes between private parties, or negligent acts that cause harm to others . For example, if individuals or companies disagree over the terms of an agreement, or who owns land or buildings, or whether a person was wrongfully dismissed from their employment, they may file a lawsuit asking the courts to decide who is right. As well, the failure to exercise the degree of caution that an ordinarily prudent person would take in any situation may result in a negligence claim. Depending on the circumstances, a person may be held responsible for any damages or injury that occurs as a result of their negligence. Family law cases involving divorce, parental responsibility for children, spousal support, child support and division of property between spouses or common law couples represent a large portion of the civil law cases presented to the courts. Challenges to decisions of administrative tribunals, allegations of medical malpractice and applications for distribution of the estates of deceased persons are other examples of civil cases. The party who brings the legal action is known as the plaintiff or applicant, while the party being sued is the defendant or respondent. The courts may dismiss a case, or if it is found to have merit, the courts may order the losing party to take corrective action, although the usual outcome is an order to pay damages - a monetary award designed to make up for the harm inflicted. The state plays no role in civil cases, unless the government launches a lawsuit or is the party being sued. Parties retain a lawyer - or may choose to represent themselves - to gather evidence and present the case in court. Whats the difference between a judge and a magistrate? A Judge will always have more power than a Magistrate . A judge's jurisdiction will be large compared to the limited one of Magistrate . Judge is appointed by the Highest ranking officers of the state/country . Judge appoints Magistrates or he/she can be Magistrate themselves .
      2015-03-11 10:03:12
  • Faleye Olubusayo Kehinde Nigeria Law can simply be classified according to their purpose, area of regulation, origin and public or private nature. Moreover, classification focus mainly on the area of regulation or control provided by different branches of the law. Now, on Civil and Criminal.....Criminal law is made up of offences against the state such as violations of established legal rules about expected patterns of conduct in society, while civil law is the area of law regulating relationships between individuals and groups and providing for compensation where an individual's rights are infringed by others.
    2015-02-28 15:02:56

    • Bipin Das India yes
      2015-03-11 10:03:26
  • Karin Roots United States of America Okay so is it safe to say that Criminal law has a lot to deal with......crimes against, ones state..Such crimes are also ... outlined within the Penal code, an within a state's constitution. In which the procedural, rules an regulations classifies an defies them. For example in regards to the military, in which such rules of law, are outlined and defined by the UCMJ. Whereas, within the UCR' in regards to Businesses, ventures an thus transaction's an capital...of both domestic and international matters.Both civil and criminal assessments and damages are accessed. ..I guess.
    2015-02-23 15:02:29

  • Tebello Mapane South Africa There are many different types of law that can be categorised in a number of different ways. Laws can be classified according to their purpose, area of regulation, origin and public or private nature. Generally, classifications focus on the area of regulation or control provided by different branches of the law. Civil and criminal law Criminal law is made up of offences against the state. These offences represent violations of established legal rules about expected patterns of conduct in society. These violations are prosecuted in the courts and are subject to sanction when a person is convicted. Criminal law involves offences such as murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, armed robbery and tax evasion. However, criminal law can be further categorised into the two main types of offence: indictable offences and summary offences. An indictable offence is a serious criminal offence such as rape, which is tried before a judge and jury in a superior court such as the County Court. A summary offence is a less serious offence such as speeding, which is tried without a jury before a magistrate in the Magistrates' Court. Civil law is the area of law regulating relationships between individuals and groups and providing for compensation where an individual's rights are infringed by others. The purpose of the civil law is to obtain a remedy for a party who claims to have had their rights infringed and who has subsequently suffered loss or injury in some way. As a general rule, any legal dispute not involving a crime is classified as coming within the civil law. Civil law can be divided into many parts including: law of torts law of contract family law company law administrative law property law consumer law discrimination law It should be noted that not the entire area of each of the above is considered civil law. For example, certain criminal offences related to child abuse and domestic violence within the broad area of 'family law' are clearly criminal law matters.
    2015-02-23 15:02:48

  • Joseph Simbwa Uganda Civil law can be divided into many parts including: law of torts law of contract family law company law administrative law property law consumer law discrimination law how can each one of the above be applied and when?
    2015-02-21 12:02:59

  • Joseph Simbwa Uganda The definition of both Civil and criminal law is as follows Criminal law is made up of offenses against the state. These offenses represent violations of established legal rules about expected patterns of conduct in society. These violations are prosecuted in the courts and are subject to sanction when a person is convicted. Criminal law involves offences such as murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, armed robbery and tax evasion. However, criminal law can be further categorised into the two main types of offence: indictable offences and summary offences. An indictable offence is a serious criminal offence such as rape, which is tried before a judge and jury in a superior court such as the County Court. A summary offence is a less serious offence such as speeding, which is tried without a jury before a magistrate in the Magistrates' Court. Civil law is the area of law regulating relationships between individuals and groups and providing for compensation where an individual's rights are infringed by others. The purpose of the civil law is to obtain a remedy for a party who claims to have had their rights infringed and who has subsequently suffered loss or injury in some way. As a general rule, any legal dispute not involving a crime is classified as coming within the civil law. Civil law can be divided into many parts including:
    2015-02-21 12:02:57

  • Hassan Raza Pakistan How classification of civil as well as criminal law works in case of International Law?
    2015-02-16 06:02:22

    • Joseph Simbwa Uganda indictable offences can fit within international law and abuse of human rights
      2015-02-21 12:02:37
  • Hassan Raza Pakistan Law creates rights and liabilities, liability can be civil as well as criminal depending on the nature of the case. The offenses against state are regulated by criminal laws while the interactions among individuals and groups are the subject of civil laws. There can be various special and local laws as well.
    2015-02-16 06:02:52

    • Joseph Simbwa Uganda The nature of the case determines which one to take the course
      2015-02-21 12:02:01
  • Ella Rose Mejia Malaysia What offences under the family law can be considered non criminal or classified as civil law?
    2015-02-11 12:02:11

    • Joseph Simbwa Uganda sex abuse without harm
      2015-02-21 12:02:46
  • Amro Selim Egypt Currently there is a crisis in the Arab world about terrorism laws Some advocated that others provide military courts to refuse on the grounds that they are civilians and should not be treated that way.
    2015-02-01 21:02:47

    • Joseph Simbwa Uganda terrorism is classified as crime against humanity and are tried by ICC but some countries are not signatories to the ICC
      2015-02-21 12:02:53
  • Primrose Chase Bahamas Classification of the law which is criminal and civil law are explained and demonstrated. The court system can only provide the services according to the nature of the case. Good explaination and I fully understand the differences and what each category of the case is heard.
    2015-01-28 01:01:58

    • Joseph Simbwa Uganda Criminal deals with the state and civil with groups or individuals
      2015-02-21 12:02:53
  • Katie Newton United Kingdom criminalists are those who effectively break the law and usually end up standing in front of a judge and jury. t6o be effective there has to be enough evidence to prosecute and the evidence has to be that of a substational weight. therefore the judge and jury can decide wether to prosecute or not.
    2015-01-27 10:01:17

    • Joseph Simbwa Uganda Criminal law is made up of offences against the state. These offences represent violations of established legal rules about expected patterns of conduct in society. These violations are prosecuted in the courts and are subject to sanction when a person is convicted
      2015-02-21 12:02:14
    • Joseph Simbwa Uganda There has to be proof beyond no reasonable doubts for the jury to convict the accused
      2015-02-21 12:02:12
  • IDRISS SALIM ABDULLAHI Nigeria Criminal cases are considered crimes against society and usually end in jail or prison time,The distinct differences between criminal law and civil law are in the type of action against the defendant and the type of remedy sought. A civil case involves individuals in a dispute and generally ends in monetary reward.
    2015-01-26 14:01:05

    • Joseph Simbwa Uganda In civil normally remedies are rewarded which is rare in the case to criminal
      2015-02-21 12:02:34
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