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2/23/09 Propositions of Classical Theory continued… 5. The Crime Problem A. Core problem revolves around the scope of the criminal law: - Legal definition of crime - Behaviors to be criminalized - Kinds of punishment and their severity 6. Doctrine of Legality (limits of the law) A. No “ex-post facto” laws B. Laws must cover narrow range of behavior 7. Principle of minimal criminalization A. Few laws as needed to maintain order - More laws produce more crime - Limit scope of “victimless” crimes
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Unformatted text preview: 8. Principle of equity before the law A. Like defenses should receive like treatment in CJUS system-Including like punishments 9. Principle of fair criminal procedure A. Minimize disparities/pains of criminal justice system-Protect individual rights and freedom of defendants-Swift and certain response 10.Purpose and justification for punishment A. Prevent crime-General deterrence: generally to a population at large-Specific deterrence: given individual B. Retribution...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course CJUS 200 taught by Professor Kipp during the Winter '09 term at Indiana.

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