Criminals

Criminals

About Criminals

Criminals are people who commit a crime. Crime is the breaking of rules or laws for which some governing authority (via mechanisms such as legal systems) can ultimately prescribe a conviction. Crimes may also result in cautions, rehabilitation or be unenforced. Individual human societies may each define crime and crimes differently, in different localities (state, local, international), at different time stages of the so-called 'crime', from planning, disclosure, supposedly intended, supposedly prepared, incomplete, complete or future proclaimed after the 'crime'. While every crime violates the law, not every violation of the law counts as a crime; for example: breaches of contract and of other civil law may rank as 'offences' or as 'infractions'. Modern societies generally regard crimes as offences against the public or the state, as distinguished from torts (wrongs against private parties that can give rise to a civil cause of action).