Chapter_4 - Law Common Law Statutory Law Case Law Procedural Law Civil Law Actus Reas Mens Rea Corpus Delicti Reckless Behavior Criminal Negligence

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Study Review Sheet Chapter 4 1) Identify and describe the various types of law. 2) Discuss the general features or characteristics of crime. 3) What are the five categories of criminal law violations? 4) Describe the four categories of criminal defenses. 5) Explain 6 legally recognized justification defenses to a criminal charge. 6) Explain the 7 legally recognized excuse defenses to a criminal charge. 7) Describe the insanity defense? 8) What are innovative defenses? 9) What types of crimes are felonies and which are misdemeanors? 10) What is the rule of law? Key Terms (Be familiar with and able to define the following terms)
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Unformatted text preview: Law Common Law Statutory Law Case Law Procedural Law Civil Law Actus Reas Mens Rea Corpus Delicti Reckless Behavior Criminal Negligence Legal Cause Jurisprudence Stare Decisis Precedent Attendant Circumstances Concurrence Causation Felonies Misdemeanors Offenses Inchoate offenses Element of a Crime Motive Ex Post Facto Entrapment Double Jeopardy M’Naghten Rule Brawner Rule Diminished Capacity Note: Many of these terms are the answer to the previous questions. Be able to identify or define civil law, but there will be no other questions over the civil law section....
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