substantive criminal law

Definition of "substantive criminal law"
  1. A law that sets out specific offenses and their punishments, aiming to prevent harm to society
How to use "substantive criminal law" in a sentence
  1. Substantive criminal law includes provisions for punishment for theft.
  2. He was studying substantive criminal law to gain a deeper understanding of societal offenses and their retribution.
  3. Understanding substantive criminal law helps in identifying the offenses that could harm society and their penalties.

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