Criminal law is the body of law that pertains to crime. It includes the punishment that is imposed upon an individual who has been found guilty of a crime. It also includes the studies that are conducted in order to prevent crime and to bring criminals to justice. The main branches of criminal law are:
Substantive criminal law: This branch deals with the nature of crimes and what constitutes a crime. It define s theconduct that is punishable by law.
Procedural criminal law: This branch deals with the process of how a criminal case is tried.
Evidence-based criminal law: This branch deals withthe standards for admissible evidence in a criminal trial.