September 24, 105
Exam Format: Multiple Choice, t/F, Hypothetical Situations, & Short
Chapter 4: The General Principle of Criminal Liability: Mens Rea
(2) The Principle of Mens Rea
What is mens rea and why is it complex?
Why is it necessary to prove mens
September 10, 2015
Ch. 2: Constitutional Limit on Criminal Law
The Rule of Law/Nomocracy
o Magna Carta limited the laws of the king
The Principle of Legality; Nullen Crimen Sine Lege
Ex Post Facto Laws: What are they? Why are they unacceptable?
August 27, 2015
The nature, limits of Criminal law in U.S. Society.
What is Substantive Criminal Law?
Differences between crimes and torts (criminal Law & civil law)
General & Special Parts of Criminal Law
September 17, 2015
Chapter 3: The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Actus Reus
Actus Reus (Evil Act/Guilty Act)
o Technically, it means a wrongful deed that if combined with the other
elements of a crime, may result in the legal arrest, trial, & c
People cant be held culpable; use and succeeded in court for which you are
acquitted and able to walk away
Failed to fully justify what you did but held for a lesser crime
Anything that le
Ch. 9 Crimes Against Persons
1. Criminal Homicide
a. Human Being Defined:
b. When does life began?
i. Must have a heartbeat and breathing on your own
ii. However, it varies from state to state
iii. If mother wasnt aware she was pregnant, you will be charg
October 22, 2015
Chapter 8: Uncompleted Crimes/Inchoate Crimes
1. Attempt (Plan something and go out to carry it but it failed)
a. Attempt requires both Actus reus and Mens rea
b. Why should people who attempt to commit crimes be punished?
i. Because they