Test Bank For Criminal Law 7th Edition By John M. Scheb
Chapter 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL LAW
- Our legal system regards crimes as offenses not just against individual victims, but against society as a whole.
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- A “tort” is a very serious crime for which one may be incarcerated in a prison for more than one year.
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- A misdemeanor is considered more serious than a felony.
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- In certain instances, a person may be held criminally responsible regardless of intent.
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- In the American legal system, there can be no crime, and no punishment, except as provided by law.
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- American criminal law is derived largely from the English common law.
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- The federal government has adopted the common law of crimes.
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- Appellate courts perform an error correction function, but they do not perform a lawmaking function.
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