Business Law CH 7

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Business Law CH 7
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2012-06-20 18:13:07
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CH 7
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  1. Actus Reus 
    wrongful behavior or a guilty act
  2. Burden of proof
    the obligation to establish a contention as fact by evoking evidence of its probable truth.
  3. Insider trading
    the illegal buying and selling of securities by persons acting on privileged information. 
  4. Extortion 
    the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority.
  5. Affirmative defense 
    Defendant's statement (usually filed in response to the prosecution's charge) that discloses new facts which, if proved, will defeat the prosecution's case.
  6. Embezzlement 
    to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as money or property entrusted to one's care.
  7. Mens Rea
    Wrongful state of mind or guilty mind
  8. False pretenses 
    a deliberate misrepresentation of facts, as to obtain title to money or property.
  9. Bribery 
    the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe.
  10. Fraud 
    deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.
  11. Miranda rights
    • US legal doctrine according to which confessions obtained by police are admissible only if the suspect was informed of his or her certain constitutional rights before being interrogated.
    • These rights include (1) right to remain silent, (2) right to the presence of an attorney, and (3) right to have an attorney appointed by the State if the suspect cannot afford one.
  12. Forgery
    the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are apparently affected; simulated signing of another person's name to any such writing whether or not it is also the forger's  name.

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