Criminal Law Lecture One

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Criminal Law Lecture One Contextualising criminal law Part of public law D = defendant; v = victim Civil = individual-individual Criminal = individual-state Distinguishing the civil law CRIMINAL LAW CIVIL LAW Public wrong Private wrong Blame and stigma Regulation Public prosecutions  Private claims Strong procedural protections  Weak procedural protections Punishment Compensation Victim doesn't bring a claim and doesn't have to prove anything Sources of criminal law Statute Law-sources of contemporary criminal law - 12,000 criminal attends in UK - 3,000 in last I0 years (mostly regulatory)
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Common law-Original source of criminal law - source of key offences (murder, involuntary manslaughter) - continuing judicial activism (interpretations of cases by judges) Dica [2004] QB 1257  (reckless transmission of HIV as  biological harm), but now  Jones [2006] UKHL 16  – Common law power to create  new offences all but abolished Codification is done for principle and clarity e.g. German criminal code (replaces  statutes] Principles of criminalisation Why and how do we punish? Retribution (eye for eye)
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