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CJS 200 Inside Criminal Law




Crime is defined as wrong against society proclaimed by law, but if committed under certain circumstances, is punishable by society. With that stated, ones have to indicate which actions are to be labeled ?crimes? in the process of safeguarding the society from criminal behavior. To apprehend alleged wrongdoers, determine whether they have indeed committed crimes, and punish the guilty ones according to society?s wishes, several institutions have been created and combined to form the Criminal Justice System. Since Criminal law is the body or rules that defines conduct that is prohibited by the state because it is held to harm or endanger the safety and welfare of the public, it is enforced by the state, and not by private parties as civil law.;To explain why societies need law, many criminologists have determined that the criminal law has two basic functions;1 ? The Legal Function of the


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