chapter  10
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Mixed-Law Models

Aer studying this chapter, you should understand or be able to explain the following issues and concepts:

• How crimes are prosecuted in the mixed model countries • How the dierent countries’ judicial systems work • Policing in the mixed-legal model countries • Corrections in the dierent countries under the mixed-legal model

Cognizable crimes: Serious crimes in Indian law. Dharma: An ancient Indian code that set the “right rules of conduct.” Grave crimes: Serious crimes in Sri Lanka criminal law. Pataka: Ancient Indian concept of sin. Primary courts: Lower-level courts in Sri Lanka. Subjails: Jails used for holding individuals sentenced to less than 1-month connement or awaiting trial.