Civil law and criminal law are two distinct branches of law. Civil law involves disputes between two or more parties, usually over financial matters or contracts. It is concerned with resolving disputes and providing remedies for those who have been wronged. Civil law seeks to settle disputes by providing compensation for damages or injuries suffered.
Criminal law, on the other hand, is concerned with punishing those who have committed a crime. It seeks to impose sanctions on individuals who have violated the law in order to deter others from committing similar crimes. Criminal law prosecutors must prove that the accused committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt in order to secure a conviction. It is also concerned with protecting society from criminal activity and those who have committed a crime.