Criminal law encompasses the body of law that deals with criminal offenses. In most jurisdictions, criminal offenses are divided into two broad categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are crimes that are punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, while misdemeanors are lesser offenses that are punishable by up to one year in jail.
Criminal law includes a wide variety of offenses, ranging from minor traffic violations to major crimes like murder and rape. Some common examples of criminal offenses include assault, burglary, robbery, theft, vandalism, and vehicular homicide.
Depending on the jurisdiction, the specific definition of what constitutes a crime may vary slightly. However, in general terms, a crime is any act or