The main functions of criminal law are to ensure that criminals suffer in some way for the crimes they commit and to deter them from future criminal behavior, according to the Swindle Law Group. Other functions include r... More »

The two main functions of roots are to deliver water and nutrients to the plant or tree and provide an anchor that keeps the plant or tree in the soil. Roots are generally the first part of any plant that emerges during ... More »

The respiratory system allows humans to breathe through inhalation and exhalation, and it also cleans the air that is breathed in. The nose contains tiny hairs that remove particles from the air. This provides a defense ... More »

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A criminal law library offers a wide range of resources, including information concerning federal and state statutes, criminal law procedures, codes, treatises, and judicial practices, according to the Judicial Council o... More »

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While tort law aims to compensate a victim, criminal law aims to punish a criminal. In addition, while individuals or organizations pursue tort cases, it is usually the government that pursues criminal cases. There are a... More »

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 »

In 2013, law enforcement made the highest number of arrests in the United States for drug abuse violations, larceny-theft and driving under the influence, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The second-hig... More »

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