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Street Law Chapt8

Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
what your are thinking; most crimes require that the actor have a guilty state of mind, meaning that he or she purposefully commits the prohibited act state of mind
the reason a person commits a crime motive
the legal responsibility for damage or injury even if you are not negligent strict liability
the conditions that make an act unlawful elements
a serious criminal offense punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year felony
a criminal offense, less serious than a felony, punishable by a prison sentence of one year or less misdemeanor
the person who commits a crime principal
a person who helps commit a crime but usually is not present accomplice
an accomplice who encourages, orders, or helps plan a crime accessory before the fact
an accomplice who, knowing a crime has been committed, helps conceal the crime or the criminal accessory after the fact
failing to perform an act required by criminal law crime of omission
the act of requesting or strongly urging someone to do something; if the request is to do something illegal, this is considered a crime solicitation
an effort to commit a crime that goes beyond mere preparation but does not result in the commission of the crime attempt
an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime along with a substantial act toward committing the crime conspiracy
open; clear (for example, an act in criminal law is more than mere preparation to do something; it is at least the first step of actually attempting the crime) overt
Created by: rierei1971