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Unformatted text preview: 1 Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law Rule of Law Rule of Law Rule of Law CJ 101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice Dr. Michael Blankenship Learning Objectives Objectives in this chapter include: c describing the sources of law c identifying the purposes of law c identifying different types of law c describing the elements of a criminal act c identifying different defenses The Rule of Law c “No One Is Above the Law” c Orderly society premised • established principles • known codes of conduct • applied uniformly and fairly 2 Substantive and Procedural Criminal Law c Substantive law • defining acts that are subject to punishment • specifying the punishments for such offenses c Procedural law • defining procedures that criminal justice officials must follow • enforcement • adjudication • punishment Sources of Criminal Law c Two sources • common law (from England) • written law c Four types of written law • constitutions • statutes • case law • administrative regulations Felonies and Misdemeanors c Felonies • more serious crimes • punishable by a sentence of more than a year • or sometimes death c Misdemeanors • less serious and are dealt with more leniently • sentences of a fine, probation, or a sentence less than a year 3 Inchoate (pronounced in-koh-it ) Offenses c Incomplete offense • not fully carried out c Example: conspiracy attempted murder Criminal versus Civil Law Criminal Law • Crime is a public offense • Sanction can range from a fine to death • Right of enforcement belongs to the state • Government ordinarily...
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course CJ 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '09 term at Boise State.

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