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CRM lecture 1: What is Crime?

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Department
Criminology
Course
CRM 100
Professor
Emily Van Der Meulen
Semester
Winter

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Crime 1 A violation of criminal law an act becomes a crime if it violates the countrys legal code crime requires a guilty mind mens rea and a guilty action actus reus2 A crime occurs when someone is found guilty in a court of law an action isnt considered criminal unless there are laws that prohibit it from happening an action isnt considered criminal until it is formally decided by the criminal justice systemLoopholesa lot of crimes arent reported therefore never make it to court many criminal acts arent prosecuted infringement of habeas corpus3 A crime is behaviour that has been defined as such by the agents of the criminal justice system basically a crime is only a crime if it defined as one eg
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