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Chapter 9 Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes 
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2 §1: Civil and Criminal Law Major differences: Civil (Tort) Criminal Preponderance Beyond Reasonable Doubt Damages Jail or Prison Private (parties hire their own attorneys) Public (Prosecutor represents community)
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3 Felonies Misdemeanors Serious crimes, punishable by Death or prison for more than one (1) year. Non-serious (petty) crimes punishable by jail for less than one(1) year and/or by fines. §2: Classification of Crimes An act can have both civil and criminal consequences. (O.J. Simpson trials)
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4 §3: Essentials of Criminal Liability To be convicted of a crime, a person must: Commit a guilty act ( actus reus ). Have the guilty mind ( mens rea ) during commission of the guilty act.
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5 §4: Corporate Criminal Liability A corporation is creature of state statute. A corporate entity may be convicted of a crime. Punishment would be fines and/or denial of certain legal privileges.
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6 Liability of Corporate Entity Corporations may be convicted of criminal activity if: Crime is within agent/employee’s scope
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2010 for the course ACCT ACCT 2292 taught by Professor Acct2292 during the Spring '09 term at Troy.

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