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Chapter 5 – Questions and Answers 1. Name and explain the two elements of a crime: Wrongful behavior, that is actus reus (guilty act) and wrongful state of mind, also known as mens rea (guilty mind). 2. Identify the distinguishing features of white-collar crime: They are distinguished from other crimes because of the social status of the offender; a variety of non-violet illegal acts against society that occur most frequently in the business contest. Mail fraud, bribery, embezzlement, and computer crimes are examples of offenses typically classified as white-collared crimes. 3. List and define the primary affirmative defensed used in criminal cases: Infancy – A person who is not yet a legal adult may use this defense to defuse the guilty-mind requirement of a crime. Mistake - The defendant says his or her honest and reasonable mistake negates the idea of a guilty mind. Intoxication – The defendant says he or she took and intoxicant without awareness of its likely effect, mistook its identity, or took the intoxicant under force. Insanity – The defendant had a mental illness that substantially impaired the defendant’s capacity to understand and appreciate the moral wrongfulness of the act. Duress – The defendant says he or she was forced to perform an act against his or her will. Entrapment: The defendant would not have committed the crimes or broken the law if not induced or tricked into doing so by law enforcement officers. Necessity: The defendant was acting to prevent imminent harm, and there was no legal alternative to the action he or she took.
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