Civil and Criminal Law

Indicate whether you think the following are breaking Civil or Criminal Law

1. Writing an article in a newspaper which contains lies about someone who is famous 
2. Stealing a CD from a shop 
3. A shop selling a stereo that is broken 
4. Walking across someone else garden 
5. Parking on a double yellow line 
6. A shop selling food that is past it's use-by date 
7. Killing another human being 
8. Copying a song that someone else has written and pretending that it is yours) 

Civil and Criminal Law

Answers

1. Writing an article in a newspaper which contains lies about someone who is famousCivil
(Libel)
2. Stealing a CD from a shopCriminal
(Theft)
3. A shop selling a stereo that is brokenCivil
(Consumer Rights)
4. Walking across someone else gardenCivil
(Trespass)
5. Parking on a double yellow lineCriminal
(Road Traffic Offence)
6. A shop selling food that is past it's use-by dateCriminal
(Food Safety Legislation)
7. Killing another human beingCriminal
(Murder/Manslaughter)
8. Copying a song that someone else has written and pretending that it is yours)Civil
(Copyright Law)