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Encyclopedia > Penal Code
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A penal code can be defined as that portion of a state's laws that deal with defining the elements of particular crimes and specifying the punishment for each crime. Other parts of the laws of a given state can also define crimes and punishments, such as a traffic code or a building safety code, or laws addressing environmental resources by regulating hunting, fishing, or forestry. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A Criminal Code is a compilation of government laws that outline a nations criminal offenses, and the maximum and minimum punishments that courts can impose upon offenders when such crimes are committed. ... A state is an organized political community, occupying a territory, and possessing internal and external sovereignty, that enforces a monopoly on the use of force. ... Punishment is the practice of imposing something unpleasant on a subject as a response to some unwanted behavior or disobedience that the subject has displayed. ... Interstate 80, a freeway in California with many lanes and heavy traffic. ... Devils Punchbowl Waterfall, New Zealand. ... A hunter on horseback shoots at deer or elk with a bow. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ...


In many states, the body of criminal law is published in one or more printed books for convenient reference by lawyers, other professionals of the criminal justice system, and, in principle, ordinary citizens. British barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ...


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California Penal Code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (498 words)
The California Penal Code forms the basis for the application of criminal law in the American state of California.
The code is divided into Parts 1 and 2, which each contain "titles," some of these being subdivided into "chapters," with "sections" comprising the smallest unit of content.
Major portions of the California Penal Code right down to section numbers were adopted for many years in the Territory of Guam when it was administered by the U.S. Navy and later by the Department of the Interior, as many of the local attorneys, judiciary, and police had been educated in California.
Penal code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (148 words)
A penal code can be defined as that portion of a state's laws that deal with defining the elements of particular crimes and specifying the punishment for each crime.
Other parts of the laws of a given state can also define crimes and punishments, such as a traffic code or a building safety code, or laws addressing environmental resources by regulating hunting, fishing, or forestry.
In many states, the body of criminal law is published in one or more printed books for convenient reference by lawyers, other professionals of the criminal justice system, and, in principle, ordinary citizens.
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