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    .............................. History of South African criminal law .............................................................................................. The sources of our criminal law ........................................................................................................ The onus of proof in criminal cases .................................................................................................. Criminal liability: a summary ..................................

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    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 Evaluation Paper CJA/354 Criminal Law June 20‚ 2011 Kristin Mildenberger Abstract Criminal law is very important to the criminal justice system. Criminal law states what behavior is criminal and it gives the punishment for each crime. In this document the sources and purposes of criminal law will be discussed. The jurisdiction information will be explained in order to show how it determines where the laws are enforced and created. The differences in the adversarial system and

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    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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    2 The elements of an offence Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 General analysis of criminal offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Limitations on the value of the Latin terms actus reus and mens rea . . . . 14 Proof of the ingredients of an offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Lawful excuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Reflect and review . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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    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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    2014/10/3 Criminal Law Hanif Mughal (麥 嘉 豪 ) Adjunct Associate Professor ( 兼任教授) Barrister-at-law ( 大律師 ) DLS 2 BRIEF - Lecture 1 (A).General Introduction (B). What is a crime? (C). Principles of Criminal Liability Chapters 1‚ 2 and 4 of the Workbook and some additional information 2 (A) General Introduction 1.General Principles. 2. Law regulates conduct in society. 3. Division of Law into civil and criminal law. 4. Civil Law – disputes between individuals. 3 1 2014/10/3 5. Criminal Law - disputes

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    Criminal Law Notes Chapter 3-4: Corpus Delicti: 1) Act/Omission & 2) Criminal Agency Temporary Insanity does not apply in California. You must prove that you cannot understand right/wrong at the time of the act‚ and that you did not understand the nature/quality of the act. Must also prove insanity‚ otherwise you are considered sane. People who cannot commit a crime (PC 26): 1) Children under 14 2) Idiots – Mental Incapacity 3) Ignorance or mistake of fact 4) Unconsciousness of Behavior

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    Top of Form Bottom of Form THE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY‚ JAMAICA THE FACULTY OF LAW CRIMINAL LAW I CAUSATION ______________________________________________________________ INTRODUCTION Where the actus reus of a crime includes specific consequences e.g. the crime of Murder - the consequence being death‚ it must be shown that the Defendant caused the victim’s death (although the defendant’s act need not be the sole or the main cause of death). A common approach of the courts has been to

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    Law 12 2012/2013 Criminal Quiz Summary Notes CRIMINAL LAW I know it’s illegal‚ but is it a crime? Many things are illegal: jay-walking‚ speeding‚ or setting up a clothes line outside to dry your laundry (in West Vancouver)‚ but they aren’t necessarily crimes. What then makes something a crime? Criminal Law Criminal law deals with offences committed against society (often these appear to be against individuals). The purpose of criminal law is to keep order in society and deter the committing

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