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    John Miere Oluoch Kenya Now i understand why the state normally take over the case like rape even though the victim can decide to step down because such case is classified as Criminal Offence.
    2015-05-29 14:05:01

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    Agyemang Jeremiah Ghana normally criminal laws are against the state and the state takes over proceedings even if the person comminted against has no interest but for civil law when the plaintiff has no interst in the case again the court can annul all references.
    2015-05-27 16:05:35

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    victor mula Kenya law is the only noble profession
    2015-05-23 20:05:05

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    Nwamaka Olisa Nigeria The company law that is seen under the civil law can also be classified under the criminal law due to some practices that can be involved.
    2015-05-21 16:05:24

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    Darren Stevens United Kingdom If anyone is paying attention to this course I'd like to point out that an indictable offence in England is dealt with in the Crown Court, not the county court, as wrongly mentioned above.
    2015-05-14 23:05:01

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    Christey Williams United States of America Civil Law is the area of law regulating relationship between individual's rights are infringed by others. The purpose of the civil law is to obtain a solution for the party who claims to have their rights infringed, and who has suffered, and jury in some way. The Criminal Law is made up of offenses against the state; For example, conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping, and murder.
    2015-05-14 19:05:26

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    Abdul-waris Haruna Ghana knowledge of the law is interesting and good to know
    2015-05-06 14:05:51

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    2015-05-05 19:05:39

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    Janet Goodwin United States of America I would state there are more offenses in the civil law that would could be more of a criminal nature that what is mentioned. The courts should have more control than they currently have. Some offenses are not being considered as it should.
    2015-04-17 20:04:27

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    Olasupo Olusegun Nigeria criminal offenses also include stealing, obtaining property by false pretense, housebreaking and burglary, sedition, treason etc
    2015-04-13 01:04:04

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    Jackie Carpenter United States of America crimial also include drugs case to
    2015-03-30 06:03:45

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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      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
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    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

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

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      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
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      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
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    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

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      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
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    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

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      Bipin Das India yes
      2015-03-11 10:03:26
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    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

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