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Chapter_7_Crimes_post - Chapter 7: Criminal Law and...

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1 Page 1 Chapter 7: Criminal Law and Cybercrimes Nature of criminal law What is a crime? Act or omission for which sentence or fine may be imposed by presiding judge. Wrongs against injured parties and society Regulated by federal, state, city, and county governments Prosecution of criminal cases Prosecutor represents government vs. Defendant Burden of Proof is beyond a reasonable doubt Penalty is fine or imprisonment Victim not compensated for damages
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2 Page 2 Classes of crimes Felonies: most serious crimes Misdemeanors: if it isn’t a felony it is probably a misdemeanor Essentials of Criminal Liability The Criminal Act (Actus Reus) State of Mind (Mens Rea) General Intent Specific Intent Reckless or Negligent Conduct Strict Liability Can a business commit a crime? Tort liability exists, but criminal liability? How do you punish a corporation?
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