Template talk:Criminal law

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The Image in this template[edit]

The image that's being used on the criminal law template (Image:Justice12.jpg) doesnt have any source or copyright information. The uploader hasnt responded to requests for some, and so the image is now at a state where it can be speedily deleted, but rather than do that, would somone who is looking after the template perhaps have a look? Cheers... Agnte 17:36, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

Please see the discussion on talk:regulatory offences for why this template needs to change the reference from regulatory offences to infraction. I will do this in about a day or so, after people have time to comment. Thesmothete 06:08, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

English criminal law[edit]

Template:Criminal law looks similar to Template:English criminal law. Changes to one may need to be carried through to the other.--Henrygb 09:17, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

New templates[edit]

Hi I've done some major revamping to Template:Criminal defenses, Template:CrimPro and added Template:Criminal case and Template:Types of crime. Most of the criminal law pages have been changed to go to one of these but for the few stragglers I propose redirecting this page. I'll do this in the next few days if this page stays quiet. Cheers Andeggs 12:22, 22 July 2006 (UTC)


The accompanying template includes "Pimping" and "Sexual offenses" both as crimes against persons, but neither of those seems to cover (at least to the extent that Prostitution lacks the temlate]] the crimes of prostitution or of solicitation for prostitution, which do exist despite the their non-universal criminality. Bad information design, and probably PoV.
--Jerzyt 11:31, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

link to pimping[edit]

The link for Pimping leads to pimp which is pretty messy in terms of presentation and doesn't directly discuss pimping as a criminal act including relevant laws etc.

Could a new article like pimping (crime) be started and could the template link to that instead so it can be addressed as a legal subject? --I (talk) 18:10, 13 September 2008 (UTC)


I edited the template to hit on the major areas of criminal law... I'm thinking the naxbox need not be comprehensive, only robust, if you know what I mean. Foofighter20x (talk) 07:51, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Others to add, once a page is created for them (by themselves, that is): Defense of Others, Defense of Property, Defense of Dwelling, Effecting Lawful Arrest, Prevention of Felony, Public Authority, Domestic Authority. Foofighter20x (talk) 08:43, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Horizontal bar at the bottom[edit]

This would be best as a horizontal bar at the bottom. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:15, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Statutory rape[edit]

Statutory rape is listed under "victimless crime" in the criminal law sidebar. While I can see there are instances in which it would be (for example, two minors who have consensual sex), generally statutory rape is used to describe an adult having sex with a minor, and indeed this is what the linked article largely covers. In that instance, the minor is unable to consent, and therefore it is rape, and there is a rape victim. I think it's very dangerous to categorise something like that as "victimless" and suggest it be moved. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:53, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Why "Part of common law series"?[edit]

Is it implying that criminal law is a concept only in common law systems? What about other systems? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2606:6000:6787:CF00:A049:C09A:9FAD:9F40 (talk) 21:27, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Removing if no objections2606:6000:6787:CF00:315A:3A28:8942:D4CC (talk) 02:08, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Making the categories of the template collapsible?[edit]

The Criminal Law series template has become excessively long. To reduce its size should we make the categories collapsible? This will also make it short enough to re-add the series image while keeping it at a manageable size (why was it removed anyway?). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ireadandcheck (talkcontribs) 16:04, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Victimless Crime section[edit]

I removed the victimless crime section as the term "victimless crime" is too subjective. Look at how many back-and-forth edits we've had over what's "victimless" and what's not. Please discuss here. --MikeD789364 (talk) 17:20, 29 August 2016 (UTC)