the laws of a state or country dealing with criminal offenses and their punishments.
the body of law dealing with the constitution of offences and the punishment of offenders
noun 1. a person who specializes in the practice of criminal law.
- Criminal psychology
criminal psychology n. The branch of psychology that studies criminal behavior.
- Criminal records bureau
noun 1. (in England and Wales) a service offering employers and voluntary organizations access to police, health, and education records
noun, Law. 1. the doctrine of recourse to acts of violence or terrorism, or the advocacy of such acts, as a means of effecting economic or political change: proscribed by statute in many U.S. states.