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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC209H5
Professor
Paula Maurutto
Semester
Fall

Description
lecture one The constitution of Justice09092011What is crimeA breach of lawDefined as a strictly legal termThe law determines what a crime isThere can be no crime without lawNo act is considered criminal until it is defined that way by the criminal justice systemBehaviour which breaks the lawThe act must be criminal at the time The act must be legally prohibited at the time it is committedslideMens ReaA necessary element of crimeRefers to the intent of a crime or guilty mind
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