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Rehabilitation in Criminal Law

In short and plain terms, rehabilitation basically means the path to restore a criminal to a useful existence in society. This path is often paved with hundreds of hours of therapy, pertinent education and more. To truly restore a perpetrator to good condition so he or she can operate efficiently in the real world again requires time and a lot of analysis. The right decisions need to be made from the start with regards to the proposed rehab plan. The main assumption made by the advocates of rehabilitation is that a person is...

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The Difference Between Federal Law and State Law

When you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, it is wise to start doing your research in order to better understand the law and what you might expect during the judicial process. The most fundamental place to start is to learn the difference between state and federal law. One area of law involves misdemeanor convictions, while the other deals with felonies. Continue reading to learn what you need to know about state and federal law, including what they are, when they were created, who created them, their constitutional power, and much more.State LawState law refers to the laws...

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Which States Allow Criminal Record Expungement?

With so many laws being passed and repealed every day, it's hard to keep up. And although most people are unaware of new laws being passed in their state, there is one new law that many cannot afford to ignore. Criminal expungement is now legal in several states within the country. This new law allows past criminals to seal or restrict their past arrests and convictions from public view. There are endless benefits to this law, but not all states have approved it yet. Continue reading to learn more about criminal record expungement and which states have approved the law.Expunging...

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Reforms to NC Criminal Law

For the first time in about 100 years, the Republicans control the state legislature in Raleigh. Usually Republicans are regarded as "tougher" on crime than Democrats, and so it somewhat surprising that over the past 100 years North Carolina has developed a criminal justice system that is largely - though not entirely - difficult for criminal defendants.Now that the Republicans are in control, some people had worried that the climate toward criminal defendants would be even more hostile. But some signs of reform are emerging from the General Assembly.First, in 1994, North Carolina adopted structured sentencing which eliminated parole. Structured...

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Differences Between Civil and Criminal Law

Civil laws are the sets of laws and justice that affect the legal status of individuals. Civil law, therefore, is commonly referred to in comparison to criminal law, which is that body of law involving the state against individuals (including corporate organizations) where the state relies on the power given it by statutory law. Statutory laws are laws agreed upon and incorporated by the US Legislature. Where there are legal alternatives for sources of action by individuals within any of these sections of law, this falls in the civil realm.Civil law courts provide opportunities for resolving disputes involving torts. Torts...

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About Criminal Laws- The Penal Laws

Criminal laws are also called penal laws. Criminal law is the body of statutory and common law dealing with crime and the legal punishment of legal offenses based on the four theories of criminal justice system, namely, punishment, deterrence, incapacitation and rehabilitation. All this imposition of sanctions about the crime is to achieve justice and a peaceable social order.The objective of criminal law is to exert social control. It aims at discouraging behavior that is detrimental to the well being of the society as well as behavior that challenge the government's authority and legitimacy.The criminal laws and punishments are so...

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Three Strange But True Criminal Law Stories From Abroad

GERMANY: BUSTED! It has been reported that a professional's well-endowed lover allegedly tried to kill him with her breasts. Allegedly his jealous girlfriend tried to smother him with her size 38DD bosoms because she said she wanted to make his death "as pleasant as possible," authorities say. She was charged with attempted murder. This was in 2012. This little report begs many a question. Was the attempted murder done in bed? Were the parties dressed or were they naked? Had the professional been unfaithful with some other woman beside...

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Criminal Law: The Making of a Criminal

Is there really a formula on how one becomes a criminal? If yes, what is it? Is there a step-by-step process one can willingly or unwillingly take to get to this notorious path? If yes, how is it done? Is there a checklist that has all the traits on how one can become a legit criminal? If yes, who makes the list? But in reality, there is none. According to a psychologist that has worked with and talked to people who have been found guilty for certain criminal acts against criminal law, all of them have different histories and backgrounds....

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Why Choose A Criminal Defense Specialist Over A Public Defender?

Public defenders are usually offered by the state and they offer defense services free of charge, hence many people consider using them instead of going for criminal defense attorneys and lawyers. In as much as the public defenders are dedicated and talented, they may not always deliver to your expectations. It may be a little costly to hire a private criminal defense lawyer, but in the end you have so much to gain as compared to if you choose to go for a public defender. But why is this so?1. Criminal defense specialists have all the timePublic defenders may have...

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Trying to Define Criminal Law

We hear about law everyday whether we realize it or not. It's in our Government, in our work, and even in our houses. One type of law is Criminal law, which is also known as Penal law. This is "The body of statutory and common law that deals with crime and the legal punishment of criminal offenses."Inside of criminal law there is four major theories of criminal justice:- Punishment- Deterrence- Incapacitation- RehabilitationThis form of law is essential in many cases because it can distinguis between crimes from civil wrongs. Criminal law has been around for ages, and is seeing as...

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