The Nature and Purpose of Criminal Law


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What is criminal law?

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1. How are criminal law and civil law different?

2. What do we call the actual written code of laws and punishments?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and an attached worksheet, you can test what you remember about the function and features of criminal law. You'll be answering questions on areas like an explanation of criminal law and a comparison between civil and criminal law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be addressed when you take the quiz:

  • Term for the written code of laws and punishments
  • Burden of proof in criminal law
  • Area of criminal law where a lawyer attempts to prove that a witness saw a suspect commit a crime

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define criminal law
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast criminal law and civil law
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who has the burden of proof in criminal law

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about law procedures, you can review the lesson named The Nature and Purpose of Criminal Law. These areas will be explored in greater detail:

  • Foundation for legal crime fighting
  • Example of violating criminal law
  • Punishments for different types of crimes