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crim·i·nal law

(krimĭ-năl law)
Legislation dealing with crime and its punishment.

criminal law

The area of the law relating to violations of statutes that pertain to public offenses or acts committed against the public. For example, a health care provider can be prosecuted for criminal acts such as assault and battery, fraud, and abuse.
See also: law

criminal law

the law as defined in the Crimes Act, or similar relevant act, which defines what are criminal offences and therefore come within the scope of the Act. The attitude taken is that the part of the offended party in the confrontation to be enacted is the state acting as the champion of all the people.
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Matthew Evans, 41, of Coral Close, Tuffley, Gloucester, who pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to burgle.
Ike Obiamiwe, 55, of The Drive, Sutton, Surrey, who pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to receive stolen goods and conspiracy to defraud.
An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and possession of a Class B drug.
He stressed the need for unity among the Muslims to crush international anti-Islam conspiracies like Yemen war conspiracy.
His death is one of several recent prominent conspiracy theorists, who are now the subject of intrigue, machination and conspiracy.
1027/1864-9335/a000306) study published in the journal Social Psychology in July tries to answer this question by suggesting that the need to be special and unique drives the people to believe in conspiracy theories.
After being labeled a "conspiracy theorist" in the early 1970s, I took on "conspiracy theory" as an independent discipline, a field I call conspiracy theory research.
Panama Papers conspiracy and will create awareness among masses against its ill impact on the stability and integrity of the country.
According to O'Donnell, who offered no proof whatsoever for his conspiracy theory, "it's always worth remembering that if Vladimir Putin really does have ways, known or unknown to Donald Trump, to influence Donald Trump, then every day that is a good day for President Trump is a good day for President Putin.
James Floan, 36, unemployed, of Kingsthorpe Road, Warstock, jailed for three years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.
Dean Lynch, 33, of Finch Road, Liverpool, was given 10 years and eight months for conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply heroin and conspiracy to supply cannabis.
To address these unanswered, yet important, questions left by previous research, we conducted a two-stage online experiment to test the short- and long-term effects of exposure to a video promoting a government conspiracy theory on belief in the theory, while considering the potential mediating role of video engagement.