Crime and Punishment
A crime is a serious offence such as murder or robbery. A punishment is a penalty imposed on somebody who is convicted of a crime. A punishment could be, for example, time in prison or a fine.
There is an important difference between criminal law and civil law. Criminal law deals with matters such as murder. Civil law deals with matters such as contracts or divorce. The police are not normally involved in civil law.
Questions from law breakers or suspected criminals
Questions police may ask a suspected criminal
Informing someone of laws and police procedures
Types of crime
Types of punishment