DSST Intro to Law Enforcement

Robbery is taking or attempting to take anything of

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Robbery is taking or attempting to take anything of value that is owned by another by force or threat of force a. Robbery is different from Larceny in that robbery involves a threat or battery b. Larceny is taking another’s property without harm, threat or violence 121. Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft a. Best chance to catch a burglar is
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a.i. When a silent alarm is tripped a.ii. Surveillance camera records the crime a.iii. A witness sees or hears suspicious activities and alerts the police while the burglary is in progress 122. 5 th Amendment prohibits double jeopardy or multiple prosecutions for the same offense and/or multiple punishments for the same crime a. If found innocent in one trial cannot be retried 123. Miranda warning – a. 5th Amendment – protection against self-incrimination “the right to remain silent” b. 6 th Amendment – the right to have an attorney c. 14 th Amendment – the right to a court appointed attorney 124. Miranda Exceptions - from Nix vs Williams in 1984 - a. Inevitable discovery exception – we would have found it anyway… b. Public safety exception 125. Miranda elucidated in 1984 – New York vs Quarles - rape victim told police where suspect was, police found gun holster and ask where the gun was for safety concerns 126. Habeas Corpus – writ requiring a person be brought before a judge , the accused can ask to use his or her right to habeas corpus (literally to have the body) to physically appear in court 127. Crime “mala prohibita” then it is “bad because it is forbidden” meaning it violates a specific regulatory statue and would not usually be considered a crime 128. Crime “mala in se crimes” are what society considers inherently evil – rape and murder 129. “mens rea” means “guilty mind” and denotes criminal intent , except in cases of strict liability “mens rea” or criminal intent is necessary for legal responsibility for a criminal offense 130. “actus reus” action 131. Stare Decisis – means “stand by decided cases” - is the guiding principle of case law, in which precedents are used to guide future court cases 132. Dark Figure of crime – term by criminologist to describe unreported or undiscovered crime 133. LEAA Act??
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