Lecture 5 - 03:39 I. II. Elementsofthecrime Fromlasttime...

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03:39 I. Types and classification of crime II. Substantive criminal law What makes a criminal law? Elements of the crime  From last time…  III. Types of crime  Classification by severity or status Felonies: crime punishable by death of imprisonment in excess of one year Depends on severity of crime and what the law says in the penal code  Prosecutors have discretion   punishment is a  minimum  of one year in jail Misdemeanor: punishable by one year or less in prison Punishment is a  maximum  of one year in jail  Infraction (citation): quasi-criminal, violation of a rule or local ordinance  No jail  Status offenses: Specific crimes that only juveniles can commit Underage drinking  Truancy – skipping school  Strict liability crimes (see  mens rea) Crimes that do not need intent  Nothing to negotiate  Offender is liable no matter what he was thinking at time of crime  Applied a lot in civil/private law  Ex: statutory rape  Classification by Nature (of the act)
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Visible crime  Occupational crime  Crime committed within the framework of one’s job  Embezzlement, money laundering 
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Lecture 5 - 03:39 I. II. Elementsofthecrime Fromlasttime...

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