7 Principles of the CRJ
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Legality- There must be a law that defines the specific action of a crime.
Actus Reas- Criminal laws are aimed at human acts, including that a person failed to undertake ("THOUGHT") Intent to committ the crime.
Causation- For a crime to be committed, there must be a casual relationship between the act and the harm suffured.
Harm- Harm someone or property for it to be a crime someone has to be harmed physically, mentally, emotionally or property. They must feel threaten.
Concurrence- For an act to be a crime, the intent and the act must be present at the same time.
Mens Rea- The act is not a crime unless it is acompained by a guilty state of mind(" ACTION") guilty mind of committing the crime.
- Punishment- There must be a punishment
- EX: Social service, Probation, Etc
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