Lecture 2 - 03:38 Overview I.Theme:FactualvsLegalGuilt II....

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03:38 Overview I. Theme: Factual vs Legal Guilt II. Context the Criminal Justice  1. Civil law vs criminal law 2. The federal system 3. Sources of law 4. Purpose of punishment III. Goals of Criminal Justice I. Factual Guilt vs Legal Guilt Factual guilt:  Whether a defendant has committed a crime Legal guilt: Whether guilt has been established through procedure/trial Acquitted ≠ legally guilty  Ex: Casey Anthony case   was acquitted, not legally guilty and not proven factually  guilty  II. Context of Criminal Justice  Hans’ DUI that causes a negligent physical injury on another person Damages  Injured person can file a civil law suite:
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Private  entities (human to human, company to company) battle against each other  because of a conflict  Usually about money  Criminal law suite: Law suite between the state and a person because of a conflict or crime committed  Victim and offender (accuser and accused)  State represents victim  Insurance company increases premium Hans’ defense: Potholes! City has to compensate  If wants his license back – given back by an administrative decision (DMV)  State involved but not in a criminal matter  1. Civil Law vs Criminal Law Civil Law
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Lecture 2 - 03:38 Overview I.Theme:FactualvsLegalGuilt II....

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