Terms for LS 109 midterm (as of 3/7/08) Practical authority: Someone or some institution claims to be a a practical authority if the fact that they tell you to do something purports to give you a reason to do that thing. Example: Law (or legal offici
LS 109 Ausgust 25, 2016
What is Crime?
Civil Law and Criminal Law. Civil is really only taking someones money.
Criminal can put someone to death.
Crime is whatever the law declares to be criminal offense and punishes with
LS 109 DISCUSSION September 1
Crime & Stuff > Arrest > Prosecuted > Trial
Crime: Was a crime actually committed? Was arrest the best idea to separate two
people? Was the police officer just being malicious?
Prosecuted: Will the prosecutor win? Was
Order Code RL33035
CRS Report for Congress
Received through the CRS Web
Material Support of Terrorists and Foreign Terrorist Organizations: Sunset Amendments
August 11, 2005
Charles Doyle Senior Specialist American Law Division
CRIMINAL LAW SUMMARY FALL 2005 MANDEL
I. PURPOSES/JUSTIFICATIONS OF CRIMINAL LAW
Theories of Punishment (s: 7 19)
The Problem of Punishment - The mere existence of the criminal law demands justification because in the name of equality, it singles p
Discussion Notes Week 7 Mens Rea: scienter or intent requirement Model Penal Code (product of the American Law Institute-an organization of judges, lawyers, and law professors; purpose is to provide restatements of various subjects of the law that tr
Discussion Notes Week 6 Basic Doctrinal Points: 4 Basic Elements (that are necessary, but not sufficient) for criminal liability: 1. a prohibited act that results in some kind of social harmActus reus 2. a prohibited mental statemens rea or "guilty m
Discussion Notes Week 5 Principle of Legality (Moore excerpt-FCL, p. 208): 1. Fairness-shouldnt "surprise citizens with liability . . . when they reasonably relied on their actions not being criminal at the time they were done." 2. Liberty-having the
Discussion Section Notes Week 2 Announcements: Change in office hours Bspace website The question of what obligation we have to obey the law quickly bleeds into the questions of when and how are we justified in inflicting punishment.
Discussion Section Notes Week 1 What purposes does the law serve? People are going to act in pursuit of their desires in ways that will inevitably conflict with the interests of others and law provides a way to regulate behavior so that we might mean
Discussion Notes Week Four This week we're looking at the question of the limits of criminalization? What criteria or principles should the legislature use in deciding which acts to criminalize? Choice of the legislator: when is it appropriate and ju
Discussion Notes Week Three What is punishment? What are its typical characteristics? Greenawalt article: 5 features 1. Responsible Agents-"one need have only sufficient mental control over ones actions to refrain from disfavored behavior" [FCL p. 49
LS 109 August 30
Concepts & Principles of Criminal Law
Law exists in the culture of the English-speaking people
Subject Matter of Crimes
We have 51 different legal systems (criminal laws)
19th & 20th Century Codification: State and Federal Criminal Codes