LS 170 Crime and Criminal Justice-- Study questions 4

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Crime and Criminal Justice Fall 2008 Professor Perry GSI- Stephen Galoob Study Questions IV Samaha, Chapter 5- Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability •What is the difference between an accessory and an accomplice? •How does accomplice liability differ from conspiracy liability? What is the actus reus of accomplice liability? What is the actus reus of conspiracy liability? •Consider the Ulvinen case [36-37]. Why might a state insulate parents from accomplice liability for aiding after-the fact? What is the difference between being an accessory and offering “passive approval.” [37] •What is the difference between the mens rea requisite for aiding and abetting and the mens rea necessary for conviction of the underlying crime? •What is the difference between complicity liability and vicarious liability? •Your text argues that a corporation does not have mens rea because it does not think. Is this sound? Do you agree? According to Samaha, what must prosecutors do to prove corporate criminal liability? •According to Samaha, why might imposing criminal liability on corporations be a bad idea? Do you agree? •How do “parental responsibility” statutes differ from ordinary vicarious liability laws? Chapter 6- Uncompleted Crimes: Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation •What are the philosophical difficulties of inchoate crimes? According to the text, how does the law attempt to resolve these dilemmas?
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