Unit 6 Seminar - Welcome PA 101 to Week 6 Today Midterm Q A Explore criminal law Week at a Glance In this unit you will read&procedure Protections

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Welcome PA 101 to Week 6! Today Explore criminal law Protections provided  by the Constitution Review distinctions  between criminal law  and civil law Week at a Glance In this unit you will read  about criminal law/  procedure and  administrative law Read Chapter 8 Discuss what you  learned on the  Discussion Board  Attend seminar to further  explore the concepts in 
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Administrative Reminders Seminar Issues? Booted  out or lost audio? Tech  Support 1-866-522-7747.  Check for new  Announcements as you  enter course. CITE to sources.  Avoid  PLAGIARISM. Keep up with Discussion  Board by posting 5  substantive posts per  week. Submit work timely.  If you  are unable, contact me for  an extension.  Late work  from all units is still being  accepted so DO NOT  GIVE UP!  Late is better  than a zero! Ask questions!  Don’t be  afraid to COMMUNICATE  with me.
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Criminal Law Purpose of Criminal Law: Laws are passed by federal, state  and local governments to protect people and their property  from harm. From your text (p. 286)– Criminal Laws are for members of  society to coexist peacefully and commerce to flourish.  People  and their property must be protected from injury and by other  members of society.  These laws provide an incentive for  persons to act reasonably and define consequences for  unlawful actions.
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Crime Defined Types under the UCR: Mala in se: Crimes  considered EVIL- murder,  Mala Prohibita: Crimes  because we have placed-  gambling, hunting   restrictions on them Elements must be present  for criminal liability to attach Actus reus Mens rea Causation Harm
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Elements of a Crime 1. Actus Reus (Criminal Act) 2. Mens Rea (Criminal Intent) v Purposeful v Knowing v Reckless v Negligent 3. Causation- The criminal act is the act that is the cause  of the harm 4. Harm- The result of the act, the injury to another or to  society
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Crime Example: Murder Common law: the killing of another person with  malice aforethought Model Penal Code: murder is a killing which  occurs 1) purposefully, 2) knowingly, or 3)  recklessly  First-degree murder: deliberate and premeditated Second-degree murder: any killings that are 
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Parties to a Criminal Case (1) Prosecutor- represents the government Prosecuting Attorney: represents the govt.
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Unit 6 Seminar - Welcome PA 101 to Week 6 Today Midterm Q A Explore criminal law Week at a Glance In this unit you will read&procedure Protections

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