inchoate crimes

inchoate crimes - OUTLINE I. Inchoate crimes - general...

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OUTLINE I. Inchoate crimes - general principles A. Three inchoate offenses. (Inchoate - in ko it) Attempt - attempting or taking steps to commit a crime, but failing conspiracy - agreeing with another to commit a crime solicitation - asking another to commit a crime B. Common Elements inchoate offense share two elements - general rule - specific intent or purpose to commit the crime, and - some acts toward completing the crime C. Dilemma posed by the inchoate offenses whether to punish someone who has actually harmed no one or to set free someone who intends to commit a crime and may be likely to do so if free Criminal law (general rules) resolves the dilemma by 1 -requiring proof of the highest level of mens rea - specific intent or purpose, 2 - requiring some positive acts toward completion of the crime, rather than mere talk, and 3 - punishing inchoate crimes less severely than completed crimes II. Attempt A. Elements 1. Specific Intent (common law term) or purpose (Model Penal Code term) 2. act(s) toward carrying out the crime 2 major tests substantial steps toward committing the crime – Model Penal Code dangerous proximity - sufficient actions so that sufficiently close
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course CJ 102 taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '08 term at New Haven.

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