Wk1 CheckPoint AppendixB

Wk1 CheckPoint AppendixB - uniformed officers . They had to...

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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) 4 No None Self-Protection The officers gave order for the plain clothes officer as well as the gun man to drop their weapons. Uniformed officers were unsure about whether the plain clothes officer was a part of the crime or not. He did not respond when
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Unformatted text preview: uniformed officers . They had to protect themselves from possible harm. 2 nd Case Scenario Bullet Point # Mens Rea Y / N Type of Mens Rea Type of Defense Rationale (50 to 75 words in length) 6 Yes Felony Muder Rule None Rational does not exist when there is a murder committed. To murder someone with planned thoughts is a premeditated murder. There would be motive for the offender to want to kill the witnesses. The killer would be gaining something from killing the witnesses. This would defenitly be a felony murder. 3 rd Case Scenario Bullet Point # Mens Rea Y / N Type of Mens Rea Type of Defense Rationale (50 to 75 words in length) CJS 220 7 No None Other The man did as he was asked by letting the woman out of the car. He left the scene and was no l onger responsible for the action of others or in the area. He cant be held responsible for something that happens ou t of his presence . There would be no evidence to prove him guilty. CJS 220...
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