Evidence in the Criminal Law

In crime dramas like CSI, we often notice police officers gathering large amounts of weapons and shell in clear plastic bags. These bags have ‘evidence’ clearly marked on their cover, and are later used to convict the suspect. Driving past a real world crime scene, we similarly observe police officers sectioning off pieces of land…

Criminal vs. Civil Cases

In this post, law student volunteer Tracy Chen explains the different between criminal and civil law cases.Criminal Law http://martin-karcazes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Law-books.jpg The purpose of criminal law is to punish behaviour that offends society as a whole, even though only one person may have been harmed. A criminal case involves prosecution by the Crown (government) against an individual.…