What is the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law?

What is the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law?

July 18, 2013

Television courtroom dramas typically focus on criminal cases more frequently than civil cases. While the two types of trials appear similar on the surface, the purpose of a criminal trial is to prove guilt to punish criminals. Civil trials, on the other hand, involve settling disputes and determining appropriate compensation. Areas of difference between civil …

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