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CCJS230 notes - Mala/Malum prohibitum: wrong because we say...

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Mala/Malum prohibitum: wrong because we say it’s wrong Mala/Malum in se: wrong because it is inherently wrong to kill a person Actus reus: a voluntary criminal act Mens rea: criminal intent—what we intend to do Strict Liability: a certain type of offense that has nothing to do with whether you meant to do it or not Ex: running a red light—you still have to pay the fine Concurrence: when the intent and the act meet together that produce a harmful result, in the eyes of society Ex: possession with intent to distribute Transfer Intent: intent to kill a police officer carries over to the clerk that was killed in a botched robbery—even though the robber was really trying to shoot and kill the police officer that was entering, but the clerk was “accidentally” shot, the intent to kill the officer applies to the clerk *intent can be inferred COMMON LAW MISDEMEANORS HELPED TO MAINTAIN ORDER Common Law Misdemeanors Disorderly Conduct Resisting Arrest Assault and Battery -Assault is the threat
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CCJS230 notes - Mala/Malum prohibitum: wrong because we say...

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