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Criminal & Tort Law

The offense of attempting to overthrow the government or betraying the country to a foreign power. Treason
A criminal offense that is punishable by imprisonment over one year. Felony
The three elements of a crime. Duty, Breach of Duty, Criminal Intent
The responsibility of a company of the illegal actions of its employees Vicarious liability
An insane person is responsible for their criminal acts. True or False? False
A minor is responsible for their torts. True or False? True
An agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime. Consipiracy
Depriving a person of freedom of movement without the person's consent Kidnapping (False Imprisonment)
Unintentional killing of another person Manslaughter
Theft of property through the use of physical force or fear against the victim. Robbery
Taking another's property by a person to whom it has been entrusted. Embezzlement
To knowingly lie after swearing to tell the truth. Perjury
A lesser misdemeanor. Infraction
Falsely making or materially altering a writing to defraud another. Forgery
Entrapment is a substantive criminal defense. True or false? False
Freedom from prosecution granted in exchange for testimony about a crime. Immunity
The statute passed by Congress after 9/11 that allows federal government significant expansion terrorism-related activities. The PATRIOT Act
The four elements of a tort. Duty, Breach of Duty, Injury, Causation
The type of damages awarded to a plaintiff for pain and suffering and to deter others from committing the same acts. Punitive
The type of tort that occurs from extreme carelessness that results in an injury. Negligence
If two or more persons commit a tort, and all may be liable for the injury, the liability is said to be... Joint and Several
Written defamation Libel
When the amount of causation is enough to be recognized by law. Proximate cause
Battery is an intentional tort. True or False? True
Entry onto another's property without the owner's consent. Trespass to Land
Occurs when property is stolen, destroyed, or used in a manner inconsistent with the owner's rights. Conversion
Type of negligence where the plaintiff is partly at fault for the injury and damages are reduced by the percentage of fault. Comparative negligence.
A court order for a person to do or not do a particular act. Injunction
A gun given to a child that results in an injury would be considered a(n)... dangerous instrumentality
Created by: naalonz