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A crime is best defined as
a. a wrong committed only against persons.
b. a wrong prohibited by the common law but not by statutory law.
c. a wrong prosecuted by a private attorney.
d. a wrong committed against society as a whole.
The standard of proof in a criminal law case is
a. by a preponderance of the evidence.
b. the 50 percent rule.
c. beyond a reasonable doubt.
d. by clear and convincing evidence.
Which tort provides a basis for a criminal prosecution as well as for a tort action?
c. Invasion of privacy
A wrongful mental state is known as
malum in se
deus ex machina.
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Homework Chapter 09
a. can be held liable for crimes, just as individuals can be.
b. can never be held liable for crimes or torts.
c. are not real persons, so they cannot be held liable for crimes, only for torts.
d. can be held liable for crimes only if they are privately owned.
Under the "responsible corporate officer" doctrine, corporate officers
a. are responsible for their own actions but are not responsible for the actions of employees under their supervision.
b. are responsible only for crimes from which they personally benefit.
c. are not personally responsible for any crimes committed by the corporation.
d. are responsible for their own actions and also for the actions of employees under their supervision.
The key difference between larceny and robbery is that
a. robbery involves breaking into a dwelling; larceny does not.
b. larceny involves breaking into a dwelling; robbery does not.
c. robbery involves force or fear; larceny does not.
d. larceny involves arson; robbery does not.
A person ordinarily is
held liable for committing a crime if that person
a. is under the age of eighteen.
b. suffers from a mental disease and lacks substantial capacity to appreciate the wrongfulness of his or her acts.
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