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    Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law

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    One difference between civil and criminal law is the much higher standard of proof in criminal cases. What do you think is the reason for that difference in standard of proof? Should the standard of proof in civil cases be raised to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits that are filed? Answer the question, giving two reasons to support your opinion for the last question.

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    One difference between civil and criminal law is the much higher standard of proof in criminal cases. What do you think is the reason for that difference in standard of proof? Should the standard of proof in civil cases be raised to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits that are filed? Answer the question, giving two reasons to support your opinion for the last question

    The reason for difference in the standard of proof is that in case of criminal defendants, the punishment is severe and irreversible. For instance, if the defendant is found guilty, he may be kept incarcerated for life or may ...

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