Legal Studies - Criminal cases and civil disputes: types of disputes
Types of disputes
Disputes occur across a range of different areas of social activity
All types of disputes may be resolved through processes and mechanisms
that range from informal to formal in their operation. Increasingly,
alternative mechanisms for dispute resolution (outside the traditional
courts) are being used. These are known as ADR (alternative dispute
resolution) techniques. 
There are two major types of disputes for the legal system.
The two major types of disputes for the legal system are _criminal_ and
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