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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 N None Intoxication I would believe the defense to be intoxication due to the fact that he was arrested for being drunk and was released still drunk. I would believe that this would work since his mental state of being
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Unformatted text preview: intoxicated could be used to say that he did not know what he was doing. 2 nd Case Scenario Bullet Point # Mens Rea Y / N Type of Mens Rea Type of Defense Rationale (50 to 75 words in length) 5 y Reckless N egligence Coercion Duress I would believe that Coercion/ Duress would work as a defense in this case since the mans intentions were good and full hearted then when he had lost control he did all he could to save his life and forgot about what he was really trying to do and CJS 220 panicked and saved his life. 3 rd Case Scenario Bullet Point # Mens Rea Y / N Type of Mens Rea Type of Defense Rationale (50 to 75 words in length) 7 N None Mistake of Fact I would believe this to be mistake of Fact since he did not intend for her to get hurt or believe that she would be. The man also was following what the woman had wanted since he could have been in trouble for not letting her out of the car when she wanted. CJS 220...
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