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The Concept of Relevancy in Criminal Law
Criminal Law

The Concept of Relevancy in Criminal Law

A common misconception of criminal law is that punishment is based on the type of crime committed. In fact, there are several types of crimes, and each has a different level of severity. For example, some crimes are classified as malum in se, which means that they are inherently evil, while others are regulated or malum prohibitum, which means that they are regulatory in nature. In any case, the criminal law tries to ensure that punishment is proportionate to the crime committed. Norms of criminal procedure The drafting of a criminal statute can be an inexact science, based on the ideas of the people in power. This lack of precision in a law can be detrimental to society, reducing respect for laws in general. The drafting of a criminal statute, on the other hand, can help a society ...