Defense Principles of Crime Laws Offenses Random
100
What is an alibi?
The claim that the defendant could not have committed the crime because he or she was elsewhere at the time.
100
What is Mens Rea?
The "state of mind" that accompanies a crime.
100
What is Statutory law?
The "law on the books"
100
What is a Misdemeanor?
Minor crimes such as petty theft, simple assault,
breaking and entering, disturbing the peace.
100
What is multiculturalism?
The effort to understand and accept other cultures within society.
200
What is justification?
The defendant admits to committing the act but claims that it was necessary to avoid some greater evil.
200
What is Actus Reus?
The guilty act.
200
What is Common law?
Unwritten laws created from everyday social customs, rules, and practices.
200
What is a Felony?
Serious crimes such as murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, and arson.
200
What is the crime control model?
Emphasizes the efficient arrest and conviction of criminal offenders.
300
What is an excuse?
Defenses claiming that the individual engaging in the unlawful behavior was, at the time, not legally responsible for his or her actions and should not be held accountable under the law.
300
What is Concurrence?
The occurrence of the men's rea and actus reus at the same time.
300
What is Criminal Law
The body of rules and regulations that define wrongs committed against the state or society.
300
What is an Infraction?
Things like jaywalking, spitting on the sidewalk littering, and certain traffic offenses.
300
What is the due-process model?
Focus on individual rights, procedural fairness
400
What is procedural defense?
Procedural defenses claim that the defendant was in some manner discriminated against in the justice process.
400
What is motive?
A person's reason for committing a crime.
400
What is Procedural Law
The body of rules that regulate how legal rights are enforced.
400
What is Treason?
A U.S. citizen’s actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the United States.
400
What is provocation?
A person can be emotionally enraged by another, resulting in a criminal act.
500
What is entrapment?
An improper or illegal inducement to crime by agents of law enforcement.
500
What is The Corpus Delicti of a Crime?
"The body of the crime"
500
What is another name for Criminal Law?
Penal Law
500
What is an Inchoate Offense?
An incomplete offense—one that has not been fully carried out.
500
What is the consensus model?
The components of the criminal justice work together harmoniously to achieve justice?




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