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Criminal Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Law Criminal Law, branch of law that defines crimes, establishes punishments, and regulates the investigation and prosecution of people accused of committing crimes. Criminal law includes both substantive law, and criminal procedure, which regulates the implementation and enforcement of substantive criminal law. Substantive criminal law defines crime and punishment, and criminal procedure is concerned with the legal rules followed and the steps taken to investigate, apprehend, charge, p