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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
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Unformatted text preview: (50 to 75 words in length) 2 y reckless negligence Mistake of fact It is Mens Rea because the adult was reckless welding a loaded weapon. However, he may of not known it was real or even loaded. 2 nd Case Scenario Bullet Point # Mens Rea Y / N Type of Mens Rea Type of Defense Rationale (50 to 75 words in length) 3 n n Prevention of a violent felony This does not involve Mens Rea however it is Strict liability. She knew her friend was drunk. It was still dangerous. 3 rd Case Scenario Bullet Point # Mens Rea Y / N Type of Mens Rea Type of Defense Rationale (50 to 75 words in length) 6 y foresee ability Coercion/duress The person killed the two because of the fear of prison which causes bodily harm....
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