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The Difference Between Civil Ligation and Criminal Litigation

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Identify the primary purpose of a civil action generally (tort action) versus the primary purpose of a criminal action?

What is the standard of proof in a criminal action? In a civil action?

What are the potential remedies/punishments in a civil action? In a criminal action?

Who can file a civil action? Who is the party that can commence a criminal action?

Do you think the difference in process and procedure for civil vs. criminal actions are really necessary? Fair? If so, why? why not?

Would you rather be a juror on a civil or criminal action? Explain.

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Identify the primary purpose of a civil action generally (tort action) versus the primary purpose of a criminal action?

The primary purpose of civil action and civil courts are to provide compensation and reimbursement for people in society that have been wronged by the actions of others. These courts are primarily created to ensure that society has an option to employ justice for victims of acts that aren't criminal in nature or when the criminal courts have acquitted someone and the last resort of justice for the victim is a civil judgment.

The criminal courts are created to provide protection and justice for society as a whole and to punish those that violate the rights of other citizens and the law. The primary purpose of these courts is to ...

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The differences between civil ligation and criminal litigation. The standard of proof in a criminal action and civil action is determined.

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