|Criminal wrong||Civil wrong|
|· This is an act or omission committed or omitted in violation of public law.||· This is the violation of a persons rights by another.|
|· It is a wrong against the state.||· It is a wrong against a person i.e. human being, corporation or the state.|
|· Examples include murder, rape, drunken driving, incitement to violence causing death by dangerous driving, incest assault,
theft by servant uttering a false document.
· Persons who commit criminal wrongs are
· Examples include breach of contract, negligence, assault, battery, false imprisonment, defamation, nuisance, passing off deceit, conversion.
|generally arrested by the state. They ar then charged in a court of law and
prosecuted by the state.
|e · The plaintiff sues the defendant for the wrong and must prove his case.|
· If convicted they may be fined, imprisoned, or subjected to capital or
|· Remedies for the plaintiff include damages, injunction, specific performance tracing account, winding up.|