Last Modified: 2011-07-10
Related Textbooks:Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies
- state-prohibited conduct that will be punished
- State-prohibited conduct that, if “shown to have taken place” will result in the “formal…moral condemnation of the community.”
- state= sovereign government
- prohibition and enforcement by the state
- felonies- punishable by 1 year or more in prison
- misdemeanor- up to one year in jail
- petty/business offenses- punishable by fines
- capital- death/life without parole
- life felony- life in prison & $15,000 fine
- 1st degree- 30 yrs & $10,000
- 2nd degree- 15 yrs $10,000
- 3rd degree- 5 yrs & $5,000
- 1st degree- 1 yr and $1,000
- 2nd degree- 60 days and $500
- "evil in itself"
- "inherently evil" evil even if not prohibited by law
- murder, rape, robbery, arsen, etc.
- "wrong b/c prohibited"
- not inherently evil- only evil b/c there is a law saying so
- tax evasion, caring a concealed weapon, leaving a scene of an accident, etc.
- crimes that are deserving of shame
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