Category: Main

Category: Main

Crime prevention and criminal justice
July 29, 2021 Main Richard Bates

Any form of crime undermines the rule of law. Preventing crime involves taking measures that seek to reduce the risk of crimes occurring, and their potential harmful effects on individuals and society, including fear of crime, by intervening to influence their multiple causes. The criminal justice system addresses the consequences of criminal behaviour in society

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS: Defense Function
July 14, 2021 Main Richard Bates

PART I: GENERAL STANDARDS Standard 4-1.1 The Scope and Function of these Standards (a) As used in these Standards, “defense counsel” means any attorney – including privately retained, assigned by the court, acting pro bono or serving indigent defendants in a legal aid or public defender’s office – who acts as an attorney on behalf of a client

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Criminal Defense Law
July 1, 2021 Main Richard Bates

What is Criminal Defense Law? Criminal defense law consists of the legal protections afforded to people who have been accused of committing a crime. Law enforcement agencies and government prosecutors have extensive resources at their disposal. Without adequate protections for the accused, the balance of power within the justice system would become skewed in favor

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Offense Classification
June 2, 2021 Main Richard Bates

Classification of Criminal Offenses Criminal statutes in every state have multiple categories of criminal offenses, which often include felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions. Lawmakers determine the category of a particular offense based on factors like the offense’s severity, the circumstances in which it took place, and the damage caused. Certain provisions of federal criminal law apply to people

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