Chapter 9 Study Notes
Abortion- deliberate termination of a pregnancy.
In still other jurisdictions, the crime was complete of the accused committed some overt
act toward abortion, such as using an instrument or administering a drug intending to
omit an a
Chapter 10-11 Study Notes
Abandoned Property- property the owner no longer wants.
Animus Furandi- Latin term for the intent element in larceny.
At common law, the intent must be to permanently, rather than temporarily, deprive.
At common law, i
Chapter 8 Study Notes
Aforethought- aspect in murder that conveys the meaning of planning ahead.
Although the time lapse between planning and doing the act that causes death is
immaterial, there must be a deliberate design.
Assisted Suicide- offense in mo
Chapter 12 Study Notes
The common law offense of burglary was defined as breaking and entering the dwelling
house another person, in the nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein.
However, if the property is leased to someone else who occupies it,
Chapter 3-4 Study Notes
Appeal- direct review of a case that the statute says an appellate court must hear if all the
procedural steps are followed.
When a court denies certiorari, it does not mean that everything was done correctly in the
Chapter 7 Study Notes
At common law, assault was an attempt or offer to do harm, whereas battery was the
doing of the harm.
Legislation in a number of jurisdictions differs from the common law.
Aggravated Assault- any assault of a vicious nature, includin
Chapter 1-2 Study Notes
Law became necessary as a means of social control, either to alleviate conflicts or to
settle them in a manner most advantageous to the group.
The enforcement of the law in early rural societies was usually handled informa
Chapter 5-6 Notes
Among the many types of offenses considered to be mala prohibita are (1) illegal sales of
intoxicating liquor to minors; (2) sales of impure or adulterated food or drugs or sale or
counterfeit name-brand clothes, shoes, handbag