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Chapter_6 - Chapter6 CriminalLaw Classification of Crimes

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Chapter 6 Criminal Law
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 6 2 Classification of Crimes Felonies— Punishable by death or by  imprisonment in a federal or state  penitentiary. Degrees of Felonies – 1st Degree—Punishable by maximum penalty  of life imprisonment – 2nd Degree—punishable by maximum of ten  years imprisonment – 3rd Degree—up to 5 years imprisonment
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 6 3 Classification of Crimes Misdemeanors— Crimes punishable by  fines or confinement in local jail for up to a  year Class A and B Misdemeanors Petty Offenses— Another kind of wrong,  not classified as crime. 
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 6 4 Essential Elements Must have wrongful, physical, overt act;  and criminal or mental intent Crimes require different types of fault – Subjective fault—Must have a purposeful,  knowing, and reckless mind  – Objective Fault—Deviation from standard of  care a reasonable person would use.  Defined as  negligence or careless  – Liability without fault—Crime to do something  without intent 
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 6 5 Vicarious Liability and Liability of  Corporations Vicarious Liability— Here liability is  imposed upon one person for acts of  another.  Liability of the Corporation— May be  liable for a criminal offense, but obviously  punishment is a fine, not imprisonment.  – Individual involved can face fine or  imprisonment. 
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 6 6 White-Collar Crimes Computer Crime —Theft of a computer, 
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2010 for the course BL 3305 taught by Professor Nunley during the Fall '09 term at Baylor.

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Chapter_6 - Chapter6 CriminalLaw Classification of Crimes

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