- Words: 530
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Criminal Justice
- Paper #: 14146699
Criminal Theory, Procedure, And Constitutional Protections
What is Criminal Law?
Criminal law is the branch of the legal system that pertains to enforcing penal rules, laws, regulation, and codes that define conduct that is deemed by society to warrant punishment and that outlines the appropriate punishment for that conduct (Friedman, 2005).
What Are Ashworth's Five Principles of Criminal Law?
Legality, Responsibility, Minimal Criminalization, Proportionality, Fair Labeling (Schmalleger, 2009).
What is the Presumption of Innocence?