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CJS 200 - Inside Criminal Law

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Inside Criminal Law University of Phoenix July 5, 2009 The organization of law that concerns crimes against community rights, being the federal, state, or local governments, is known as criminal law. Executive Branch officials have the authority to impose these laws. Anyone who is found disobeying these laws could be detained by law enforcement and tried in a court of law. During trial, if they are found guilty during this process, they face the sentence agreed by the trial court. If the whom has been convicted questions the fact that his or her constitutional rights have been violated, they have the right to appeal every aspect of this case to the Supreme Court. 1
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There are two main functions that criminal law is used to explore. The first function is to protect individual citizens along with their property from harm. These rules allow citizen to remain free from physical and emotional harm and allow their property to remain undamaged. The second function of criminal law is to provide all citizens with a set of rules to which everyone is expected to live by. It is these rules that help promote safety, the well being of society, and orderly conduct each passing day. There are four main sources of American criminal law, all of which are documented in detail and accessible to the public (Gaines & Miller, 2006, p.77). These criminal laws consist of case law, statue law, administrative law, and constitution.
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