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Crim100- The Common Law 22/09/2009 13:01:00 UNIT 3 Historical Roots -Formal law in the colonies was adopted from existing English law, which today is  known as common law. It can be interpreted or changed. -Criminal law  the government ordinarily does not appeal.  Fines go to the state Crime is a public offense Sanction is incarceration or death Right of enforcement belongs to the state -Tort (civil) law  both parties can appeal.  The individuals receive damages as compensation for the harm done. Tort law is a civil or private wrong. Sanction is monetary damages. The individual brings the action -Sources of Criminal Law   Common law- based on history and precedent. Means if a law is bad for the  people it can be changed.  Statutory law- things that should be prohibited for the good of the citizens. Not 
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