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Criminal law Elements of crime Forensic psychology Inchoate offenses English criminal law Mens rea Murder in English law Strict liability Laws regarding rape Regulatory offence Manslaughter Attempt
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Criminal law Elements of crime Forensic psychology Inchoate offenses English criminal law Mens rea Murder in English law Strict liability Laws regarding rape Regulatory offence Manslaughter Attempt
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➢ Punishable by the state= because crimes affect society, we pay for the criminal justice process. ➢ While this definition seems quite clear, there is no clear definition of what acts or omissions of duty actually are. ➢ This is because conduct that society conifers to be ‘criminal’ at one point in time may become legal ➢ Things that are socially acceptable are generally not criminalised (e.g. drinking alcohol, smoking) despite the harm they cause ➢ There is also some social acceptance that doing something to yourself a lot less serious than contributing to other people’s suffering. ➢ Important: most crimes are created by moral and ethical judgements placed on a person’s behaviour in society. ➢ The meaning of crime does change from society to society ➢ It also changes over time ➢ Think of the following categories...
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