Chapter 2: Criminal Law

Our laws in the United States detail crimes and provide punishment by fine, imprisonment, or both. Felonies are major crimes and misdemeanors are less serious crimes. In this chapter, you will learn about crimes against people, crimes against property, crimes involving controlled substances, and computer crimes.

Legal Web Links: Need to Know More?
Surf the Internet for legal Web links.

http://www.usdoj.gov/
The Web site for the United States Department of Justice.

http://www.cybercrime.gov/
The Web site for the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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