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Unformatted text preview: Robert Kerin CC1024D-10M Unit 2 9/05/2009 “The Law does not hold an individual blameworthy unless that person is capable of intending to commit the crime of which he is accused and that intent causes him to commit an illegal action” Based on the above statement I’m going to attempt to outline the concept of criminal intent. Criminal intent is the act in which the person intended to do the illegal act. An example would be a bank robbery, the person had the “intent” of going in the bank and robbing it, a person just doesn’t walk in a bank and unknowingly rob it, he had the intent before walking in the bank normally. That leads us to the elements of a crime, in which certain factors that define a crime in which prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order to obtain a conviction. The element would be that the crime actually happened. Did the person actually walk in the bank and rob it. Well this can be proved by watching the video footage from the bank. The second element would be to determine that the accused intended for the crime to happen. An example would one the video footage. Did the man or women walk in the bank with a bag, hiding his or her face (wearing some kind of mask)? The third element is to prove the relationship between the first two elements, this might be a case in where the robber actually was doing a sort of pre-plan method, meaning did the robber walk in the bank before and look around, look for the camera placements, watch when people went to lunch leaving only a limited number of employees in the bank, or it might even be which way he was going to flee the scene. ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2009 for the course CC1024D CC1024D taught by Professor Unknown during the Summer '09 term at Everest University.
- Summer '09