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that a person can falsely claim to be of unsound competency in order to evade legal consequences. This does not reduce the intensity and impact of the crime; therefore, the standard legal measures should be taken against the perpetrator without considering their competency. The sentencing guidelines ought to explained and made clear to him or her with the objective that he or she can understand the process of invocation of judgment that follows, this, however, should not be the determinant of the judgment and the punishment. 4. Identify four goals of criminal law and discuss the manner in which these 4 goals effectuate the purpose of protecting the public and preventing the conviction of innocent persons. Criminal law has four major goals; these include; reforming and punishing people who have been found guilty of criminal acts, to protect the public from dangerous criminals, precluding the conviction of innocent people and finally to deter people from getting involved in criminal activity (Allen, 2017). The fact that criminal law holds a form of penalization for every crime one commits averts people from involvement in crime since it is a form of an ultimatum. The manner in which the punishment for any particular crime is laid out publicly also discourages people from criminal conduct. The justice system is also clearly laid out in that there are law enforcement authorities in almost any locality whose purpose is to ensure that everyone who commits a crime gets dealt with appropriately by serving the relevant punishment a laid out in the law. Serving a sentence in a penitentiary helps in reforming a convict and later offering him or her an opportunity to prove that they have reformed after the sentence. This is the case when a person is set free again.
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5 Running Head: CRIMINAL CONDUCT The criminal law protects the public from criminals since they are held in penitentiaries and can only be released to the public after reform. Some dangerous criminals, however, are not released. This depends solely on the seriousness of the crime that the individual committed and the circumstances under which the crime was committed. In addition, the criminal law prevents the prosecution of innocent persons since one has to go through the necessary legal procedures to be convicted. The law holds it clear that "a person is innocent until proven guilty." Therefore,
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  • Fall '08
  • Julier,L
  • criminal law, Actus Rea

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