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Criminal Law

Criminal Law Paper Your Name CJA/354 March 26, 2012 Beverly Spencer An interesting case that was currently brought before the Supreme Court was Missouri vs. Frye. I found this case interesting due to the injustice that was provided by Frye’s counsel, and that Frye insisted on committing the same crime over and over again even though he knew he had an open case concerning driving under a suspended license. There were many sources and jurisdictions related to criminal law that also...

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Criminal Law

meaning behind mens rea lies within the mental element of the defendant in a crime. H.L.A. Hart states that “what is crucial is that those whom we punish should have had, when they acted, the normal capacities, physical and mental, for doing what the law requires and abstaining form what it forbids, and a fair opportunity to exercise these capacities. Where these capacities and opportunities are absent, … the moral protest is that it is morally wrong to punish because ‘he could not have helped it’ or...

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Criminal Law

CRIMINAL LAW THREE TYPES: Infractions- (like traffic tickets), which are minor violations and, usually, the punishment is having to pay a fine. Felonies- are serious crimes like armed robbery, arson, carjacking, rape, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, drug dealing, and murder. This is only a partial list but the thing to remember about felonies is that you will have over one year in prison if convicted. Misdemeanors- are lesser offenses like assault, reckless driving, drug possession...

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Criminal Law: An Introduction

Criminal Law Paper Stephanie Watts CJA3405 10/12/2015 Criminal Law Paper Criminal Law serves many purposes and aides in maintaining today’s society and norms as we know it. According to sociologist Max Weber, the purpose of criminal law is to regulate human interaction (Criminal Law Today). According to text, criminal law protects society from harm, assuage victims of crime, punish and rehabilitate offenders, preserve and maintains social order, deters criminal activity, distinguishes...

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Criminal Law Unit Review

Unit 3 Law review- Purposes of Criminal Law- Exists to label wrongful behaviour, to identify violations and impose sanctions. Labelling , identifying, and sanctioning wrongful behaviours achieves two things: retribution and the protection of society. Actus Reus: The guilty act. To prove actus reus, the Crown would have to demonstrate that a) there was no consent, b) force was applied. Mens Rea: The guilty mind. Done with criminal intent or knowledge that what he/she did was against the law. Objective-If...

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Law on Fraud and Criminal Damage

Law on Fraud and Criminal Damage Previous law under the fraud and deception was thought to be in a complete freeform. As a result Fraud Act 2006 was enacted, it repealed ss15, 15A, 15B, 16 and 20(2) of Theft Act 1968 and also ss 1 and 2 of the Theft Act 1978. These offences were replaced with offence of fraud and it can be committed in different ways such as, fraud by false representation and obtaining services dishonestly. Fraud by false representation is covered under the s2 of the Fraud Act...

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Criminal Law and Points

LAW 209 FINAL EXAM MAY 18, 2012. PROF. URIEL INSTRUCTIONS: THIS EXAM IS DUE TO ME NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM ON MAY 22, 2012. THE EXAM IS OPEN BOOK, BUT YOU MAY NOT COLLABORATE WITH ANY OTHER STUDENT. THE CHAPTERS TESTED ARE SEVEN THROUGH 13. YOU ARE REMINDED TO INCLUDE ANY EXTRA CREDIT AT THE END OF THE EXAM. WRITE YOUR ANSWERS AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT AND EMAIL THEM TO ME AT JURIEL@JJAY.CUNY.EDU QUESTION 1: Albert has long wanted to smoke Cuban and Nicaraguan cigars. Believing that it is illegal...

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Law Criminal Courts

could be charged with a number of non fatal offences ranging from the lowest non fatal offences which are common assault and battery under the Criminal Justice Act 1988, to the higher offences assault causing actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm under the Offence Against the Person Act (1861). In order for the attacker to be charged within the criminal courts, the prosecution must prove the crime is 'beyond reasonable doubt' (Charman, 2010: 211). The jury must be certain the accused is responsible...

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Criminal Law and Procedure Assignment

Criminal Law and Procedure Assignment Student Name: Louiszen, Yip Hiu Fai Student ID: 10456052 Supposed you were the lawyer acting for Mr. Scissors Lee: 1) At the Trial of Scissors Lee, the prosecution would like to produce to the court the caution statements of Scissors Lee as evidence of his confession. Can you write out a list of your objections you will raise with the court to the production of the caution statement at the trial? ANS: Upon the production of the caution statement...

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Criminal Law Case Digest

16443 March 21, 1921 FACTS: When Leona Laciste endeavored to set fire to the house of Martina Rivera in which 2 children of the latter were sleeping, the two women grappled and Leona Laciste was boloed to death by Martina Rivera. As a result, a criminal prosecution for murder was initiated in the Court of First Instance on La Union. DECISION OF THE LOWER COURT: Guilty of Homicide. ISSUE: Whether or not Martina Rivera is guilty of homicide. DECISION OF THE APPELLATE COURT: Judgment of...

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