Civil Law vs Criminal Law Catalina Guillen


Civil Law- deals with the disputes BETWEEN individuals, organizations, or between the two which compensation is awarded to the victim

Criminal Law- criminal law is the body of law that deals with the crime and the legal punishment of criminal offenses


Civil Law- to deal with the disputes between the two, in which compensation is AWARDED to the VICTIM

Criminal Law- to maintain the stability of the state and society by punishing offenders and deterring them and others from offending

Jury Opinion

Civil law- in cases of civil law, opinion of the jury may not have to be unanimous. Laws vary by state and country. juries are present almost exclusively in criminal cases; VIRTUALLY never INVOLVED in civil actions. judges ensure law prevails over passion.

Criminal law- in the criminal justice system, the jury must agree unanimously before a defendant is convicted.

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