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Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Inchoate Offenses 1 Running head: FELONNIES, MISDEMEANORS, AND INCHOATE OFFENSES Compare and Contrast Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Inchoate Offenses Jeremy Doncouse Mountain State University
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Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Inchoate Offenses 2 Abstract The U.S. legal system has evolved a lot from its primitive basis on English Common Law. Three categories of violations which have emerged are of particular interest; 1) felonies, 2) misdemeanors, and 3) inchoate offenses. Felonies are serious crimes such as rape, murder, and arson. Misdemeanors are lesser crimes such as petty theft, simple assault, and disturbing the peace. Inchoate offenses are those in which the criminal intends to commit a crime but doesn’t actually complete it such as a conspiracy to murder or attempted burglary. Here we shall compare and contrast the differences.
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Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Inchoate Offenses 3 Compare and Contrast Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Inchoate Offenses A felony is a serious offense such as murder, rape, or arson which is more severely punishable than is a misdemeanor. In early English law such offenses were punishable by the
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course CRIM 101 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '09 term at Mountain State.

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