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Towson University
Criminal Justice
CRMJ 254
Laura Hahn

CRMJ 254 Exam 1 Review Criminal Justice as an institution for social control- Family, School, Organized religion Misdemeanor- Less serious crime Juvenile Offenses- Offenses committed by juveniles who are charged as adults The Police- Maintain order, Arrest Perps, Provide Emergency Service. Enforce Criminal Law The Courts- Convict guilty, Seek truth, Obtain Justice, Provide fair trial, Sentence Corrections- Responsible for the punishment and Rehab of the offender, now an inmate Plea Bargain- At arraignment, Pleas guilty to lessen sentence/ charge No Plea Bargain- Gets Trial Arrest & Booking- Seizing and detaining a person and administrative recording of an arrest Court Process- FirstAppearance, Preliminary Hearing, Info/Indictment,Arraignment Punishments in the US- Fines, Probation, Intermediate Punishments, Imprisonment, Death Victimless Crimes- Gambling, Prostitution b/w consenting legal parties, use of marijuana Over-Criminalization- Prohibition of some behaviors that should not be prohibited Elements of a Crime: • Harm- Thinking about committing the crime but not acting on it • Legality- Harm must be legally forbidden Actus Reus- The guilty act. act happened • • Mens Rea- State of mind that accompanies criminal act... Criminal mind • Causation- Relationship b/w the forbidden crime and the actus rea • Concurrence- Criminal conduct & criminal intent must happen at same time • Punishment - Fines, Probation, Intermediate Punishments, Imprisonment, Death Ex post facto Law- Cant be punished for actions committed before law made it illegal 1st Degree Murder- Killing w/ intent to kill 2nd Degree Murder- Killing w/ intent to do harm but not kill 3rd Degree Murder- Killing resulting from indifference or negligence (manslaughter) 4th Degree Murder- Felony committed by an accomplice Mala in se- Crimes that are wrong in themselves, wrong everywhere Mala Prohibita- Offense that are illegal because law define them as such (Trespassing) Legal Defenses for Criminal Responsibility: • Duress- Force or Coercion as an excuse for committing a crime • Entrapment- Induced by law enforcement to commit a crime • Self Defense- Amount of force reasonable to defend themselves against apparent threat • Insanity- Mental or psychological impairment or retardation as a defense against criminal charge • Underage or Juvenile Delinquency- Category of defense for the young b/w 7-18 M’Naughten Rule- Did you know right from wrong Irresistible Impulse Standard- Could you control your actions Labeling Theory-Accepting the crimina
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