the laws of a state or country dealing with criminal offenses and their punishments.
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How to use criminal law in a sentence
“There are many reasons why an indictment would reference unindicted co-conspirators, but their status as FBI agents is not one of them,” said Jens David Ohlin, a criminal law professor at Cornell Law School.Tucker Carlson’s wild, baseless theory blaming the FBI for organizing the Jan. 6 Capitol riot | Aaron Blake | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
We’ve seen exactly this happen with all sorts of extraterritorial criminal law.
So it was absolutely inevitable to bring criminal law enforcement into sport.
The first two issues, there are criminal laws and criminal things.
If criminal law generally has made too much of violence in recent decades, the rules governing the police have made too little.How We Define Violent Crime in America Shapes Who Gets Punished for It—And Who Doesn't | David Alan Sklansky | April 7, 2021 | Time
Jason Willamson, staff attorney for the criminal law Reform Project, is strongly against it.
He was a securities and appellate lawyer with no experience in criminal law.Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol? | Olivia Nuzzi | March 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
European history also suggests the impotence of criminal law in these matters.
During the period, African Americans had legal equality under criminal law.
You want to advocate for including a precept of Jewish law in civil or criminal law?
The distinction also between civil and criminal law requires explanation.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
He scarcely, indeed, had an opportunity of making any alteration in the criminal law.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
At this point, we may see how faulty, and yet how constantly improving, has been the administration of the criminal law.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell
Otherwise, in spite of Burke's efforts, the criminal law was not materially ameliorated till the next century.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
Romilly's attempts to improve the criminal law began in 1808.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) | Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for criminal law
the body of law dealing with the constitution of offences and the punishment of offenders
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