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criminal law

a body of rules which the State imposes upon individuals for the protection of other individuals and to restrain antisocial behaviour. Criminal law covers such crimes as theft and fraud. Prosecution of the accused is at the instance of the State and could result in imprisonment or fines as a punishment if the accused is found guilty.
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This casebook is meant for a basic course on the substantive criminal law, to teach students the case method and techniques of legal analysis; offer new insights into the question of how and to what extent the law can be effectively used as an instrument of social control; compare and evaluate the contributions of legislatures, courts, and administrators in defining and grading crimes; provide the fundamental information and skills needed for criminal law practice; and describe the difficulties in trying to control antisocial behavior through criminal law without encroaching on basic democratic values.

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