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Chapter 9 continued -------------------------- Statutory rape Strict liability crime Rape shield laws Statutes intended to protect victims of rape by limiting a defendants in-court use of a victims sexual history. Typical laws require that the relevancy of any evidence regarding the past sexual conduct of a rape victim to demonstrate before it can be presented in court In general, any evidence that has a tenancy to prove or disprove the facts at issue is said to have probative value and this must be demonstrated before such evidence can be presented in court. Kidnapping Defined – the unlawful removal of a person from the place where he or she is found, against that person's will, and through the use of force, fraud, threats, and some other form of intimidation. It can also be an aggravated form of false imprisonment that is accompanied by either a moving
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Unformatted text preview: or secreting of the victim. Elements of kidnapping • An unlawful taking and carrying away of a human being by force, fraud, threats, or intimidation, and against the person's will. False imprisonment • The unlawful restraint of another person's liberty • Also the unlawful detention of a person without his or her consent, sometimes called false arrest. Terrorism and the Law • Terrorism is a crime under federal law • Since 9-11 many states have enacted statutes outlawing terrorism and terrorist-related activities • Terrorism defined ◦ Premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combating targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents. ▪ The primary difference between criminal acts and terrorism has to do with political motivation or social ideology of the offender....
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