Criminal law

i'm needing help under standing the assignment please help. Describe the purposes of criminal law.Describe the two main functions of criminal law.Describe the written sources of American criminal law and their purposes.Describe how criminal responsibility can be limited.Identify one justification and excuse defense.Explain why they are usedDescribe the procedural safeguards that protect American Constitutional rights.

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asked by Tina
  1. Let's take a look at each separate question. Check your text materials methodically for information about them.

    Describe the purposes of criminal law.
    Why does any country have laws against criminals?

    Describe the two main functions of criminal law.
    Protect the public? Punish the criminals?

    Describe the written sources of American criminal law and their purposes.
    Law codes?

    Describe how criminal responsibility can be limited.

    Identify one justification and excuse defense. Explain why they are used.

    Describe the procedural safeguards that protect American Constitutional rights.
    Reading arrestees their rights immediately comes to mind.

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  2. It might be useful to compare and contrast criminal law versus civil law.

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    posted by Brandon
  3. Describe the two main functions of criminal law.

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    posted by Anonymous
  4. what are apa formatting guidelines

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    posted by Anonymous
  5. This is a good resource for APA guidelines. Try googling this:

    "A Guide for Writing Research Papers
    based on Styles Recommended by
    The American Psychological Association"

    I cannot post links here, it is not a site that will give you an answer...but it will help you along the way when you are stuck.

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    posted by Tracye

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