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My dad once said that in criminal law you see terrible people on their best behavior; in family law you see great people on their worst behavior.
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Meaning of "criminal law" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIMINAL LAW

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIMINAL LAW

noun
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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Criminal law is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRIMINAL LAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

criminal law

Criminal law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and prescribes threatening, harming, or otherwise endangering the health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws. Criminal law differs from civil law, whose emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation than on punishment.

Definition of criminal law in the English dictionary

The definition of criminal law in the dictionary is the body of law dealing with the constitution of offences and the punishment of offenders.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIMINAL LAW

criminal
criminal assault
criminal code
criminal conversation
criminal court
criminal damage
criminal investigation
Criminal Investigation Department
criminal justice system
criminal lawyer
criminal negligence
criminal offence
criminal proceedings
criminal profiling
criminal record
Criminal Records Bureau
criminal wrongdoing
criminalese
criminalisation
criminalist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIMINAL LAW

administrative law
case law
civil law
commercial law
common law
contract law
court of law
employment law
fundamental law
go to law
international law
maritime law
martial law
matter of law
natural law
property law
question of law
rule of law
the law
the unwritten law

Synonyms and antonyms of criminal law in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «criminal law» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIMINAL LAW

Find out the translation of criminal law to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of criminal law from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «criminal law» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刑法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

derecho penal
570 millions of speakers

English

criminal law
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आपराधिक कानून
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القانون الجنائي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уголовное право
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

direito penal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরাধ আইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

droit pénal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

undang-undang Jenayah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Strafrecht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

刑法
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

형법
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hukum pidana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

luật hình sự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றவியல் சட்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुन्हेगारी कायदा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ceza Hukuku
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diritto penale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prawo karne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кримінальне право
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dreptul penal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποινικού δικαίου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

strafreg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

straffrätt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

strafferett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of criminal law

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINAL LAW»

The term «criminal law» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.047 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINAL LAW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about criminal law

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6 QUOTES WITH «CRIMINAL LAW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word criminal law.
1
Louis D. Brandeis
To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.
2
David Guterson
My father is a practicing criminal law attorney in the Seattle area.
3
Robert Shapiro
I was interested in getting courtroom experience. When I was a young lawyer, the only way I could get real courtroom experience was in the criminal law field.
4
William Graham Sumner
The criminal law needs to be improved to meet new forms of crime, but to denounce financial devices which are useful and legitimate because use is made of them for fraud, is ridiculous and unworthy of the age in which we live.
5
Laura Wasser
My dad once said that in criminal law you see terrible people on their best behavior; in family law you see great people on their worst behavior.
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John Yoo
This is not to condone torture, which is still prohibited by the Torture Convention and federal criminal law.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIMINAL LAW»

Discover the use of criminal law in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to criminal law and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials
This edition of Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers an exceptional depth of analysis, a wealth of cases and materials all set within the theoretical context of criminal law.
Jonathan Herring, 2014
2
Criminal Law
You'll also see these principles at work in the cases and crimes that illustrate them. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
Joel Samaha, 2013
3
The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law
This handbook explores criminal law systems from around the world, with the express aim of stimulating comparison and discussion.
Kevin Heller, Markus Dubber, 2010
4
Criminal Law
Criminal Law guides students through the principles of criminal law through a fresh and stimulating approach.
Claire de Than, Russell Heaton, 2013
5
Principles of Criminal Law
Principles of Criminal Law is distinctly different from other criminal law textbooks on the market.
Andrew Ashworth, Jeremy Horder, 2013
6
International Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary
International Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary presents a comprehensive, pragmatic explanation of the development of substantive international criminal law through key illustrative cases from domestic and international jurisdictions.
Guido Acquaviva, Mary Fan, Alex Whiting, 2011
7
Rethinking Criminal Law
This is a reprint of a book first published by Little, Brown in 1978. George Fletcher is working on a new edition, which will be published by Oxford in three volumes, the first of which is scheduled to appear in January of 2001.
George P. Fletcher, 2000
8
Cassese's International Criminal Law
Revised edition of: International criminal law, second edition, 2008.
Antonio Cassese, Paola Gaeta, Laurel Baig, 2013
9
Criminal Law
This book demonstrates effective methods of answering typical examination and assessment questions and explains the principles relating to the major offences and defences in criminal law.
Norman Baird, 2005
10
Criminal Law
"Elliot and Quinn's Criminal Law, now in its seventh edition, is an established textbook covering English criminal law. This guide to the law will help you to understand the subject quickly."--BOOK JACKET.
Catherine Elliott, Frances Quinn, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIMINAL LAW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term criminal law is used in the context of the following news items.
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Criminal law just like storytelling, says lawyer/author Robert …
"If you think about criminal law, it's storytelling," he said. "Picture a couple, arriving at my office. What's the story arc of their life that brings them ... «Peterborough Examiner, Jul 15»
2
Supreme Court must show the way and strike down the criminal …
Both the civil and criminal law of defamation already recognise this to varying extents. Under the civil law of defamation, some news reports and ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
3
Criminal Law 2.0
... has just published a powerful critique of the American criminal justice system in the Georgetown Law Journal (titled “Criminal Law 2.0”). «Cato Institute, Jul 15»
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New Texts Out Now: Wolfgang Kaleck, Double Standards …
Wolfgang Kaleck (WK): To be frank, I wrote this book out of anger. The promise of international criminal law is universal justice that can ... «Jadaliyya, Jul 15»
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1000 criminal law firms to be cut from legal aid work
Two in three law firms providing legal aid criminal defence advice will find that their services are no longer required by the UK Government in ... «The Global Legal Post, Jul 15»
6
Leaked memo from strikebreaker law firm says it's too late to stop the …
... work has partially backed the government's legal aid cuts in defence of its own decision not to support a criminal law practitioners strike. «Legal Cheek, Jul 15»
7
Reform of accounting offences in criminal law
The latest ministerial draft of the 2015 Criminal Law Amendment Act proposes a reformulation of accounting offences. The new provisions in ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
8
Firm shares criminal law expertise with local community
Drink driving, social media pitfalls, drug offences and schoolies are some of the topics to be covered in free information sessions hosted by ... «Lawyers Weekly, Jul 15»
9
Big Issue: Will cuts to criminal legal aid lead to miscarriages of justice?
Many criminal law firms across the country are now threatening to stop taking work funded by legal aid in protest against the cuts. New duty ... «Stoke Sentinel, Jul 15»
10
China's new security law poses no greater risk for activists in Hong …
"The national security law is not a criminal law and does not create criminal offences at all," Fu said. "The NSL is meant to provide a framework.". «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»

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