Public order crime

Public order crime – the Criminal Law in most countries defines the public order crime as one pointed against the normal social behavior. Alcohol offenses, damage of public property, fights on public places are considered as public order crimes. To steal something from somebody’s apartment is one thing, but to fight a person on the street is another type of offense which anybody can see. These are directly visible to the society, affect it more and therefore are more seriously punishable as a preventive provision. The term differs than “public tort”, which means something different – a small breach of the public laws, being civil offense.

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