Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It proscribes conduct perceived as threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people.
- Personal Crimes: Personal crimes are those that result in physical or mental harm to another person.
- Property Crimes: Property crimes typically involve interference with the property of another.
- Inchoate Crimes: Inchoate crimes refer to those crimes that were initiated but not completed, and acts that assist in the commission of another crime.
- Statutory Crimes: Three significant types of statutory crimes are alcohol related crimes, drug crimes, traffic offenses, and financial/white collar crimes.
- Financial & Other Crimes: Financial crimes often involve deception or fraud for financial gain.