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Lecture 16

ANTHRO 157 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Procedural Law, Precedent


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTHRO 157
Professor
Smolter
Lecture
16

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Types of laws
Criminal law aka
Penal Law
Rules and regulation for offenses committed against
state/society.
- these crimes offend victims & disrupt order of society
[which is why the state will be plaintiff]
examples: murder, rape, robbery, assaults
Administrative
law
Regulations that govts create to control industries,
businesses & individual
* for most part breach of admin law is not a crime
--> admin agencies usually arrange settlements
examples: tax laws, health codes, vehicle tickets, building
codes
Statutory law
Laws on books; written, codified law
examples: acts of legislatures
substantiative criminal law - statutory law that describes
what constitutes certain crimes & gives appropriate
punishment for offense
procedural law - stat law; rules that determines
proceedings which legal rights are enforced. Laws regulate
gathering of evidence & processing of offenders by justice
system.
Civil law
Governs relations b/w & among ppl, businesses, govt.
- civil law governs relations b/w parties
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