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Axia College Material Appendix B Mens Rea and Defense Directions Read the seven case scenarios in Box 2.3 on p. 31 in The Courts in Our Criminal Justice System . Choose three of the seven case scenarios to answer. Then, indicate which bulleted case scenarios you selected (1-7). Determine whether the individuals possess mens rea ; if yes, then what type (reckless negligence, culpable negligence, or felony-murder rule). If there is no mens rea , write None . Then, determine what type of general defense (if any) could be used. If no general defense is applicable, write “Other.” Briefly explain your rationale. Post this assignment as an attachment. 1 st Case Scenario Bullet Point # Mens Rea Y / N Type of Mens Rea Type of Defense Rationale (50 to 75 words in length) 1 y Reckless negligence Mistake of fact The person who picked up his friend could say they thought their friend had enough time to sober up. When they let the friend take the wheel to drive home they where under the impression that they were letting a sober person get behind
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Unformatted text preview: the wheel and there would not be a problem getting home safely. 2 nd Case Scenario Bullet Point # Mens Rea Y / N Type of Mens Rea Type of Defense Rationale (50 to 75 words in length) 7 n Necessity If the man had not pulled over and let the woman out at her request then he would have been guilty of unlawfully detaining someone. So he really had no choice but to pull over and let her out when she requested so he is not responsible for what happened to her. 3 rd Case Scenario Bullet Point # Mens Rea Y / N Type of Mens Rea Type of Defense Rationale (50 to 75 words in length) 3 y Reckless negligence Mistake of Fact The women assumed her friend would wake up and exit the car at CJS 220 anytime. She didnt realize how hot the interior would get well her friend was still passed out and unable to exit the car. So she may be guilty of a lesser crime but she didnt think her actions would lead to the death of her friend. CJS 220...
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