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Textbook on Criminology

Textbook on Criminology (7th edn)

Katherine S. Williams
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date: 05 December 2023

2. Definitions, terminology and the criminal processlocked

2. Definitions, terminology and the criminal processlocked

  • Katherine S. WilliamsKatherine S. WilliamsLecturer in Law, University of Wales, Aberystwyth


Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter explains the definition of crime and how it is differently interpreted. The discussions cover the judicial process; formal sources of criminal law; enforcement of criminal laws; the criminal; terminology and classification (felonies and misdemeanours, arrestable and non-arrestable offences, and indictable and summary offences); appeals; limits of prosecution; evidence; and punishment.

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