CL Chap. 1-2
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CL Chap. 1-2
Criminal Law Chapter 1-2
Criminal liability falls on ...
inflicts or threatens
substantial harm to individual or public interests"
What is the acron. MPC
Breakdown of criminal liability
Inflicts or threatens
To individual or public interest
Criminal Law basic question
"Who's criminally responsible for what crime"
Private wrongs for which you can
the party that wronged you and recover money
Two ways our legal system responds to social and individual harm
Is the crime of murder a tort?
Yes, it is tried as a murder and later civil
ex. O.J Simpson
The first name of a case title is...
What the gover. entity calls itself
The second name os a case title is...
What two indispesable components does punishment have?
Condemnation and hard treatment
The case of Chaney v. State
(1970) made clear the need for punishment to make condemnation meaningful.
Two Army rapist; the Judge was leniant
What does the moral turpitude crimes consist of?
It consist of criminal behavior that
needs no law
to tell us it's criminal because it's inherently wrong or evil, like murder or rape.
Def. of felony
punishable by death
or confinement in the state's prison for
to life w/o parole.
Def. of misdemeanor
Are punishable by
fine and/or confinement
in the local jail for up to a year.
One difference between felony and misdemeanor
have to be in court
and misdemeanor defendants
What two parts does criminal law consist of?
A general part
A special part
Def. of general part of criminal law
Consist of principles that apply to
more than one crime
Def. of special part of criminal law
Defines specific crimes and
arranges them into groups
according to subject matter
What are two types of "offenses of general applicability"
Principles of justfication
What are Specific crimes four groups?
public oder and morals