CRJU 1200- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 76 pages long!)

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CRJU 1200
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
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SET 1
Criminal liability
Conduct that unjustifiable and inexcusably in flex or threatens substantial harm to an individual
or public interest
Torts
Private wrongs for which you can sue the party who wronged you and recover money
Mala in se
(inherently evil) offenses that require some level of criminal intent
Mala prohibita
Are crimes only because of a specific statute or ordinance that prohibits them
Felonies
Crimes punishable by death or confinement in state prisons for one year to life without parole
Misdemeanor
Offenses punishable by fine and or confinement in the local jail for up to one year
General part of criminal law
Principles that apply to more than one crime
Special part of criminal law
Find specific crimes in arranges them into groups according to subject matter
Complicity
Crimes that make one person criminally liable for someone else's conduct
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Common law
Judge made law, the original source of law, in which judges court opinions formed the law
Common law crimes
Crimes created before legislatures existed and when social order depended on obedience to
unwritten rules based on community customs and traditions that over the centuries became
incorporated into court decisions
Codified
Written definitions of crime and punishment enacted by legislatures and published
Model Penal Code
Proposed criminal code drafted by the American Law Institute and used to reform criminal codes
Modern penal codes analysis of criminal liability
Analysis of statutes and cases to determine what behavior deserves criminal punishment and it's
definition of criminal liability "conduct that unjustifiable and inexcusable inflicts or threatens
substantial harm to an individual or public interest"
Administrative crimes
Violations of federal and state agency rules that make up a controversial but rapidly growing and
source of criminal law
Federal system
52 criminal codes one for each of the 50 states one for the district of Columbia and one for the
US criminal code
Rates of imprisonment
Measured by the number of prisoners per hundred thousand people in the general population
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