Category: Legal

It’s common for people to think decriminalization and legalization mean the same thing. However, these words are not interchangeable. Defining these legal terms will help the non-legal folks be more aware how different these important...
We have our civil rights and civil liberties and we feel protected by them. But do we know what the difference is between them? For example, if something were to happen to you, would you...
For what it matters to a victim, theft, robbery, and burglary, all end up with him/her losing something to someone who took advantage of a moment of carelessness or who took it by force. However,...
Although the scope of work and the set of responsibilities of a paralegal and a lawyer are closely interrelated, they are completely distinct in a number of ways. This article provides information on the differences...
If you watch or read crime stories or the news, you have probably heard the terms “concurrent sentences” and “consecutive sentences.” How are they different? And what do these terms mean? If you have these...
Political parties and interest groups are organizations that play important roles in a modern, democratic government. While sharing a lot in common, these groups are not the same as each possesses distinct characteristics and purposes....
In the study of law, “duress” and “undue influence” are legal terms that can be quite confusing. Both refer to circumstances that lead to being forced to into an undesirable act or an agreement. This...
Laws are divided into two distinct bodies: substantive law and procedural law. While they function hand-in-hand, they are far from being alike in scope and limitations. This article provides the differences between the two. Summary...
Most Americans know this, but a lot of foreigners don’t. What is the difference between a U.S. citizen and a U.S. national? Some of you may say there is no difference at all, while others...
Many democratic countries are governed by parliament or a president. While there are a few similarities, a parliamentary form of government is very different from a presidential form of government. This article aims to highlight...