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Mens rea

Guilty state of mind
Intentional crimes- assault or knowing & unlawfully- possessing drugs

1

Bench trial

Judge or jury trial
Neglectly- boneheaded act. & perceived consequence
Recklessly- intentional

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Actus reas

The bad act
Possessing drugs
Stealing from
Hurting someone

3

Defense of justification

Self defense against injury - someone comes at me so I protect myself

4

Defense of alibi

You weren't at crime scene at time it happened

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Cohesion

Forced under threat of physical injury - wouldn't have committed if not under threat

6

Mental disease/ defect defense (insanity defense)

Wild beast, can't be accountable for bold act
Prevents you from understanding nature / consequences of your actions

7

Defense of extreme emotional disturbance

Used in homocide cases,
Convicted of manslaughter not murder
Event so emotionally disturbing you kill someone (wife cheating so shoot them)

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Inchoate crime

Imperfectly formed or completed

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Conspiracy under incohorte crime

Punishes agreement to commit crime, not actually doing crime
Agreed between 2+ people to commit
At least 1 person has to commit act furthering agreement (overact)

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Attempt to commit crime in inchoate crime

Doing something dangerously close to actually committing crime

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Penalties people can face for vicious crimes

Jail time- county facility misdomeaners 2 years
Prison- state facility- felony
Community service- do good for around you
House arrest
Restitution- back to square 1- repay
Probation- controlled by officer
Fine- pay gov
Parole- out of prison early