Criminal law is the rules of statute and common law which direct that certain actions are punishable by the state. Each Australian jurisdiction has a body of criminal law. In some Australian jurisdictions the criminal law, or a defined part of it, is governed by a statutory code. Generally offences of a regulatory nature, such as parking offences and minor traffic offences are not considered to be part of the criminal law.
Criminology is the study of the causes, prevention, and correction of criminal behaviour.
(Edited from the Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary)
The Transnational Criminal Law Group is part of the Monash University Faculty of Law and aims to foster innovative legal and conceptual approaches to shape criminal law, practice and policy development at the global, national and local levels.
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