The General Characteristics of Criminal Law

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The General Characteristics of Criminal Law Politicality o Only a recognized authority, such as elected government, can make law o It is the government that decides the rules and what constitutes a violation of these rules Specificity o Must be codification of the law so that people are provided with a means of knowing in advance what they can or cannot do as it pertains to the law o Codifying Penal Code- Lets you know what the law is and the punishment for breaking that law Code of Criminal Procedure- Outlines the process Uniformity
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Unformatted text preview: o Responsibility for breaking the law (liability) is the same for everyone we are all equal under the law Penal Sanction o Just as the government has the sole responsibility and authority to make the law, it has the sole responsibility and authority to impose the punishments it has determined appropriate for violation of the law 2 components of criminal law: o Substantive- determines what is illegal and the punishment for it o Procedural- determines the process involving the implementation of law...
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This document was uploaded on 03/06/2011.

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