Criminal code

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A criminal code (or penal code) is a document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law.wikipedia
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Crime

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Typically a criminal code will contain offences which are recognised in the jurisdiction, penalties which might be imposed for these offences and some general provisions (such as definitions and prohibitions on retroactive prosecution).
While many have a catalogue of crimes called the criminal code, in some common law countries no such comprehensive statute exists.

French Penal Code of 1791

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The term "penal code" (code pénal) derives from the French Penal Code of 1791.
The French Penal Code of 1791 was a penal code adopted during the French Revolution by the Constituent Assembly, between 25 September and 6 October 1791.

Penal Code of Brazil

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The current Penal Code of Brazil (Código Penal brasileiro) was promulgated in 1940, during the Estado Novo regime in the Vargas Era, and is in effect since January 1, 1942.

Ex post facto law

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Typically a criminal code will contain offences which are recognised in the jurisdiction, penalties which might be imposed for these offences and some general provisions (such as definitions and prohibitions on retroactive prosecution).
Retroactive criminal sanctions are prohibited by Article 2, Part 1 (Chapter 1) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania.

Strafgesetzbuch

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Strafgesetzbuch, abbreviated to StGB, is the German penal code.

Indian Penal Code

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The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is the official criminal code of India.

English Criminal Code

The jurisdiction of England and Wales does not have a Criminal Code though such an instrument has been often recommended and attempted.

Czech Republic

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The Penal Code is effective from 2010.

Criminal Code of Finland

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The Criminal Code of Finland (rikoslaki, strafflag) is the codification of the central legal source concerning criminal law in Finland.

Criminal law of Australia

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The Committee decided to draft a model criminal code capable of adoption by all Australian jurisdictions.

Criminal Code of Belarus

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In the 1999 edition, the Criminal code contains passages of crimes that can be issued capital punishment upon sentencing.

Pakistan Penal Code

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The Pakistan Penal Code (undefined; ), abbreviated as PPC, is a penal code for all offences charged in Pakistan.

Law of the Czech Republic

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Following in the tracks of their enlightenment predecessors, the Constitutio criminalis Josephina of 1707 and the Constitutio criminalis Theresiana of 1768, the most important Czechoslovakian criminal codes were enacted in 1950, 1961 and 2009.

National Code of Nepal

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The National Code (मुलुकी ऐन; Muluki Ain, literally: Nation's Code) is a single comprehensive code that includes criminal and civil code along with the code of procedures of Nepal.

Swiss Criminal Code

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The Swiss Criminal Code (SR 311, Strafgesetzbuch (StGB), Code pénal suisse (CP), Codice penale svizzero (CP), Cudesch penal svizzer) is the criminal code in Swiss law.

Title 18 of the United States Code

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Title 18 of the United States Code is the main criminal code of the federal government of the United States.

Syrian Penal Code

The Syrian Penal Code is the current statutory criminal code of Syria.

Penal Code (Malaysia)

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Codification (law)

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Common law has been codified in many jurisdictions and in many areas of law: examples include criminal codes in many jurisdictions, and include the California Civil Code and the Consolidated Laws of New York (New York State).

Criminal law

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A criminal code (or penal code) is a document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law.

Civil law (legal system)

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Criminal codes are relatively common in civil law jurisdictions, which tend to build legal systems around codes and principles which are relatively abstract and apply them on a case by case basis.

Common law

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Conversely they are not as common in common law jurisdictions.

England and Wales

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The proposed introduction of a criminal code in England and Wales was a significant project of the Law Commission from 1968 to 2008.

Law Commission (England and Wales)

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The proposed introduction of a criminal code in England and Wales was a significant project of the Law Commission from 1968 to 2008.