With reference to the nature and classification of law, differentiate between the following; Civil burden of proof and criminal burden of proof

• Burden of proof in civil cases is borne by the plaintiff i.e. it is the onus of the plaintiff to prove his allegations.
• The standard of proof is on a balance or preponderance of probabilities.
• The burden of proof in criminal cases is borne by the prosecution.
• It is the duty of the prosecution to prove the accused guilty.
• The standard of proof is beyond any reasonable doubt or shadow of doubt or shadow of doubt.



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