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Crimes Presentation

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Jessica Vann

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Transcript of Crimes Presentation

Jessica Vann
Levi Plante
Crimes Presentation
Murder
Rape
Statutory Rape
Date Rape
Sex Offenses
Is an extremely serious crime and has serious punishments to go with it.
A crime against people.
Provoking the fear of immediate bodily harm, even if the victim is never touched.
A crime against people.
Assault
Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
The unlawful touching of another person, even if it isn't harmful.
A crime against people
Battery
Requires criminal intent.
The unlawful killing of another person without "malice aforethought".
A crime against people
Manslaughter
There are two different types:
Voluntary - Great Distress
Involuntary - Reckless Action
Kidnapping
Domestic Violence
Any reckless form of physical or mental abuse within a family or household.
The unlawful killing of another human
In some states, first degree murder is punishable by death.
A crime against people
The unlawful or restraint of a person against his or her will
Domestic Violence (Cont.)
This law protects children
This law also protects married people.
This is a crime against people.
Hate Crimes
Statutes can not specify the content of the hate speech.
Legislature can pass statutes outlawing language or speech designed to rouse fear or outrage.
This is a law against people.
Burglary
Breaking and entering a dwelling house at night with the intent to commit a felony.
MUST have all three parts! (Breaking, entering, and intent.)
Now includes daytime, and places other than dwellings, and misdemeanor intent.
A crime against property.
Larceny
The unlawful taking and carrying away of the personal property of another. "Stealing"
"Petty Larceny" misdemeanor; less than $300.00
"Grand Larceny" - felony; more than $300.00
Crime against property.
Embezzlement
The wrongful taking of another's property by a person who has been entrusted with it.
Not always money!
Crime against people.
Robbery
The wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal property of another through violence or threats.
Taking "from the person"
Penalty is greater than Larceny
Crime against property
Arson
The willful and malicious burning of the dwelling house of another
Now includes other buildings.
Scorching or blackening not enough to be arson.
Vandalism
The willful or malicious damage to property
Do not have to be the person who actually does the damage to be convicted!
Shoplifting
The act of stealing goods from a store.
The severity of the charge depends on the value of the goods stolen.
Can be charged before the act is completed.
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