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What extent morality and the criminal law overlap?

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To what extent morality and criminal law overlap?

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Frankly speaking, the ethics, morality and laws according to all religions are the same. They all aim at the betterment and peaceful co-existence of human beings. There may be a little difference here and there, but all religions teach honesty, truth, justice, brotherhood, sacrifice, tolerance, charity, service to the needy and the poor etc. Keeping this in view, there may be a minor difference somewhere, otherwise the Morality is the same.


A 'tort" is a CIVIL wrong. No criminality is attached to it. If the act was criminal there would be no civil action.Civil law and criminal law do not overlap.Think the O.J. Simpson case. He was charged criminally - found not guilty. Only then was he sued civilly - and found guilty.


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Aggravated assault is generally defined as a more serious, violent form of assault. Criminal assault refers to assault that is prosecuted under criminal, as opposed to civil, law. As such, there may or may not be overlap between an aggravated and criminal assault.


Law will control criminal behavior to a certain extent by which the consequences has a fearful affect to some people. "If I did this and got caught...this could happen to me...should I take the chance?" Is what a criminal could be thinking before he/she commits an offence. However there could be a motivation behind it, such as a severe drug addiction which would hinder that fear of the consequences due to the addiction. ----------- The first answer tells part of the extent that the law controls behavior. It also controls by incarcerating the convicted and preventing them from victimizing the public, at least for a time. Unfortunately, criminal law is very limited in its effect on criminal behavior. So many people with criminal intentions are either desperate and think that it's a chance worth taking; others believe that they're smarter than the law. The last group are the easiest to catch.


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Law is based on natural law, which is based on morals.


Absolutely! Criminal law is an integral part of the criminal justice system.


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A tort is a wrongful act that injures or interferes with another's person or property. A tort case is a civil court proceeding. A crime is a wrongful act that the state or federal government has identified as a crime. A criminal case is a criminal proceeding. Tort law is different from criminal law in that: (1) torts may result from negligent but not intentional or criminal actions and (2) tort lawsuits have a lower burden of proof such as preponderance of evidence rather than beyond a reasonable doubt. There is some overlap between criminal law and tort law. For example an assault may be both a crime and a tort. So while a tort is not a criminal act, an act may be both a tort and a crime.


The difference between criminal law and civil law is that criminal law is the body of law that regulates the conduct of individiuals as members of the state.


Oh yes, law and morality can diverge. Evil governments can enact evil laws, it has happened many times in history.


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