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Transcript of Criminal Law
is an offense committed against the public good, or society.
Is a person who is accused of a crime.
The party that accuses a person of a crime.
The government official who brings the case against the defendant.
is a less serious crime.
a minor offense that is usually punishable with a fine and not with jail time.
There are 3 levels of crime.
A major crime. it is punishable by fine, Imprisonment or both.
Example: Murder, Kidnapping or agrivated assault.
A crime requires two elements
-the criminal act
-the required state of mind
Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.
Defense of Family Members
means a person was talked into or tricked by a police officer into committing a crime .
Types of Crime
crimes can be categorized into crimes against
Crimes against people
intentional killing of another person.
killing another person without intending to do so.
the unlawful touching of another person.
an attempt to commit a battery.
any reckless form of physical or mental harm in a family or household.
Crimes against property
under common law, is breaking and entering into a house at night to commit a felony.
the unlawful taking of someone's personal property with the intent to keep the property away from that person.
the wrongful taking of someone's property by threatening violence or using violence.
willful or malicious damage to property.
Crimes against business
The wrongful taking of property by someone lawfully entrusted with possession and control of that property.
Stealing goods from a store.
When a person or a business engages in some form of deception to obtain money or property.
When criminals obtain large amounts of money illegally, they need to hide the money. They often do this by putting the money into a legal business to launder it.
Willful and malicious burning of a building.
Placing a false signature on a check or other document with the intent to deceive someone in order to deprive that person of his or her property.
Crimes against the Government
Perjury, obstruction of Justice, and Contempt of court
Waging a war against the United States, or giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States.
A person lies under oath during a court process or an administrative procedure.
obstruction of Justice
An individual does something that hinders the ability of the court to move forward in a judicial proceeding.
Contempt of court
When an individual ignores a court order or shows a lack of proper respect for the integrity of the court
giving moner or property to a public official in exchange for a favor.
Crimes against society
An activity that threatens to disrupt the social order, to imperil public safety, or to jeopardize the health of the public at large.
an activity that generally requires a gathering of at least three individuals who threaten to harm people of to damage property, or who violently commit on or the other of those offenses.
Motor vehicle violations
Racing two vehicles side by side or timing vehicles tha separarely run a prearranged course.
taking a vehicle without the owners permission.
Brown, G., & Paul, S. (2008) Business and personal law real-world connections. (Teacher Wraparound Edition ed.). Woodland Hills: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.