5 Legal concepts

5 Legal concepts - -Equity o Principles that sometimes help...

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Legal concepts Measuring Crime UCR LEGAL CONCEPTS - Actus Reus o Actual conduct in a crime o Thinking something cannot be a crime o Aid, abet, accessory After the fact Before the fact o Do not have to complete the act - Mens Rea o Guilty Mind Intent portion of the crime o Specific intent Intended the consequences of the act o General Intent Intend the act But not all the consequences Intend to hit person in the nose but hit them in the temple instead o Strict Liability Even if you use precautions to check Ex statutory rape, environmental laws
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Unformatted text preview: -Equity o Principles that sometimes help spread the burden of the crime-Elements o Possession of unregistered firearm Possession? Unregistered illegal? state of knowledge? o 1 st degree murder malice deliberation pre-meditation Death o General defense Defend against one of the elements Duress Alibi o Specific defense Admit elements but give justification Or give excuse Insanity Entrapment...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Tatum during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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