Lecture 5 - Lecture 5 sample questions for upcoming quiz on [email protected] III Types of Crime 15:30 1 Classification by severity or status*KNOW FOR QUIZ

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Lecture 5 15:30  sample questions for upcoming quiz on [email protected] III. Types of Crime 1. Classification by severity or status *****KNOW FOR QUIZ Felonies : crime punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of one year To make a crime a felony, the law has to say that whoever does the crime will go to jail  from 1 to 5 years; has to be a minimum of at least one year in prison Misdemeanor : punishable by one year or less Minimum sentence has to be one year or less to qualify as a misdemeanor Infraction (citation):  quasi-criminal, violation of a rule or local ordinance (no jail) Status Offenses Refers to juveniles; there are some crimes that come with the status of being a juvenile Ex: underage drinking, breaking curfew, truancy (skipping school) Strict liability crimes (see: mens rea) Refers to the state of mind; you are liable no matter what you were thinking  2. Classification by nature (of the act)*** KNOW FOR QUIZ Visible Crime Occupational Crime
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Lecture 5 - Lecture 5 sample questions for upcoming quiz on [email protected] III Types of Crime 15:30 1 Classification by severity or status*KNOW FOR QUIZ

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