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State or federal government bring criminal actions against parties that are accused of violating the law and civil actions are non-criminal acts brought against those accused of violating private rights. Examples of crim... More »

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Criminal identification is the cataloging of the characteristics of a person who has committed a crime for the first time or using those characteristics to identify a repeat offender. Civil identification may use some of... More »

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In a civil traffic case, the defendant does not have the right to see the evidence against him, the officer who issued the ticket does not have to show up for court, and guilt does not have to be proved beyond a reasonab... More »

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Some examples of civil rights in the United States include freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, voting rights and equal protection under the law, according to Cornell University Law School and the U.S. Department of H... More »

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"Moral culpability" is blame that is given to a person who understood that their actions and the consequences of those actions were evil at the time that the acts were committed. To be morally culpable, a person also has... More »

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Second degree criminal sexual conduct contains a set of certain acts in which a person commits sexual actions in an offensive manner or in a place where it would often cause concern from an outside party, according to U.... More »

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The purpose of criminal law is to protect society by facilitating the detection and prosecution of criminal actions while protecting the rights of the accused. Cornell University describes criminal law as the means by wh... More »

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