1_CRJU.101.ch2.LAW.general

1_CRJU.101.ch2.LAW.general - Sanctioned by the state as a...

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The Nature of Criminal Law
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Think and then write: 1. Come up with a definition for “law.” 2. Where do laws come from? 3. Come up with a definition for “crime.”
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Find a partner and discuss your answers. Read your answers to each other. Discuss the differences. Together, try to agree on a better definition of law and crime.
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Natural Law The body of principles and rules Imposed by some force or power higher than man-made law Considered to be uniquely fitting for and binding on any community of rational beings
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Tappan’s Definition of Crime An intentional act or omission In violation of criminal law (statutory and case law) Committed without defense or justification
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Unformatted text preview: Sanctioned by the state as a felony or misdemeanor POLICE COURTS CORRECTIONS Criminal Act Categories of Law I. Civil Law II. Criminal Law A. Substantive Criminal Law 1. Felonies 2. Misdemeanors 3. Offenses B. Criminal Procedural Law NOTE: Statutory Law v/s Case Law The General Parts of Criminal Law Criminal Law Criminal Law: The General Parts Guilty Act ( actus reus ) Guilty Mind ( mens rea ) Concurrence of the Two Causation Defenses Mens Rea : The Guilty Mind Five Categories – Intentional – Knowing – Reckless – Negligent – Strict Liability Transferred Intent Unintended Consequences...
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course CRJU 101 taught by Professor Clement during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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