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    Precedent, Stare Decisis and Statutory Law

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    Which of the three, in your opinion, is the most significant aspect of criminal law: precedent, stare decisis, and statutory law. What are the differences and similarities of the three and why?

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    In terms of stare decisis and precedent, there are similarities.

    Precedents are decisions of a court which are considered as establishing authority for an identical or similar case forthcoming or a similar question of law. Courts decide cases based on the principles established in previous legal decisions. Prior cases which are similar in facts or legal principles to the case under consideration are called precedents. Precedent can also be a rule of ...

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    The expert determines which of the three, precedent, stare decisis and statutory law, is the most significant aspects of criminal law.