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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. In Robinson v. CaliforniaU. The Court compared drug addiction to an illness, such as leprosy or venereal disease.
Punishing a defendant for being sick not only is inhumane but also does not specifically deter, similar to a punishment for an involuntary act. In Powell v. TexasU.
The Court held that it is difficult but not impossible for an alcoholic to resist the urge to drink, so the behavior the statute criminalized was voluntary. Also, the Court ruled that the state has an interest in treating alcoholism and preventing alcohol-related crimes that could injure the defendant and others.
Pursuant to Powellstatutes that criminalize voluntary acts that arise from status are constitutional under the Eighth Amendment. Refer to the example in Section 4 "Example of a Voluntary Act Followed by a Nonvoluntary Act"where Timothy drives under the influence of alcohol and kills another. A state statute that criminalizes killing another person while driving under the influence is constitutional as applied to Timothy, even if Timothy is an alcoholic.
The state has an interest in treating alcoholism and preventing alcohol-related crimes that could injure or kill Timothy or another person. Thus Timothy and other alcoholic defendants can be prosecuted and punished for killing another person while driving under the influence without violating the Eighth Amendment. Thoughts are a part of criminal intentnot criminal act.
Thoughts cannot be criminalized. Brianna, a housecleaner, fantasizes about killing her elderly client Phoebe and stealing all her jewelry. Brianna writes her thoughts in a diary, documenting how she intends to rig the gas line so that gas is pumped into the house all night while Phoebe is sleeping. Brianna includes the date that she wants to kill Phoebe in her most recent diary entry.
Later, Phoebe finds the diary on the floor and reads it. Brianna cannot be punished for her thoughts alone. If Brianna took substantial steps toward killing Phoebe, an attempted murder charge might be appropriate. However, at A Girl Like You - Element Of Crime - 1985 - 1990 /1991 - 1996 (CD) stage, Brianna is only planning a crime, not committing a crime.
Phoebe may be able to go to court and get a restraining order against Brianna to prevent her from carrying out her murder plot, but Brianna cannot be incapacitated by arrest and prosecution for attempted murder in this case.
An exception to the requirement of a criminal act element is omission to act An exception to the criminal act element; omission to act can only be criminal if there is a legal duty to act. However, under certain specific circumstances, omission to act can be criminalized. An omission to act can only be criminal when the law imposes a duty to act. Failure or omission to act is only criminal in three situations: 1 when there is a statute that creates a legal duty to act, 2 when there is a contract that creates a legal duty to act, or 3 when there is a special relationship between the parties that creates a legal duty to act.
Legal duties to act vary from state to state and from state to federal. When a duty to act is statutory, it usually concerns a government interest that is paramount. Some common examples of statutory duties to act are the duty to file state or federal tax returns, 26 U. At common law, it was not criminal to stand by and refuse to help someone in danger.
Some states supersede the common law by enacting Good Samaritan statutes A statute compelling an individual to assist another under certain specified circumstances. Good Samaritan statutes typically contain provisions that insulate the actor from liability exposure when providing assistance. This video is a news story on a California Supreme Court case regarding the civil liability of a Good Samaritan:.
A duty to act can be based on a contract between the defendant and another party. For example, an expert swimmer can watch someone drown if there is no statute, contract, or special relationship that creates a legal duty to act.
A special relationship may also be the basis of a legal duty to act. The most common special relationships are parent-child, spouse-spouse, and employer-employee.
Often, the rationale for creating a legal duty to act when people are in a special relationship is the dependence of one individual on another. A parent has the obligation by law to provide food, clothing, shelter, and medical care for his or her children, because children are dependent on their parents and do not have the ability to procure these items themselves. In addition, if someone puts another person in perilthere may be a duty to rescue that person.
Although this is not exactly a special relationship, the victim may be dependent on the person who created the dangerous situation because he or she may be the only one present and able to render aid. On a related note, some jurisdictions also impose a duty to continue to provide aidonce aid or assistance has started. Jones v. In this example, Clara does not have a duty to report Linda for shoplifting. Clara does not have a contractual duty to report a crime in this situation because she is not a law enforcement officer or security guard obligated by an employment contract.
Nor does she have a special relationship with the store mandating such a report. Of course, if Clara assists Linda with the shoplifting, she has then performed a criminal act or actus reus, and a criminal prosecution is appropriate. Penelope stands on the shore at a public beach and watches as a child drowns. If Penelope is the lifeguard, she may have a duty to save the child based on a contract. If Penelope threw the child in the ocean, she may have a duty to rescue the child she put in peril.
If Penelope is just a bystander, and no Good Samaritan law is in force, she has no duty to act and cannot be criminally prosecuted if the child suffers harm or drowns. Although it is passive rather than active, possession is still considered a criminal act. The most common objects that are criminal to possess are illegal contraband, drugs, and weapons.
There are two types of possession: actual possession The defendant has an item on or very near his or her person. Actual possession indicates that the defendant has the item on or very near his or her person. State v. Davis84 Conn. A Girl Like You - Element Of Crime - 1985 - 1990 /1991 - 1996 (CD) than one defendant can be in possession of an object, although this would clearly be a constructive possession for at least one of them. Because it is passive, possession should be knowingmeaning the defendant is aware that he or she possesses the item.
Connecticut Jury Instructions No. A law enforcement officer smells marijuana and does a pat-down search of Jean. He discovers that Jean has a large baggie of marijuana in his jacket pocket and arrests Jean and Ricardo for marijuana possession. Ricardo was within one hundred feet of marijuana as prohibited by the statute, but Ricardo should not be prosecuted for marijuana possession. No evidence exists to indicate that Ricardo knew Jean, or knew that Jean possessed marijuana.
Answer the following questions. Check your answers using the answer key at the end of the chapter. Although there are exceptions that are discussed shortly, criminal intent The mental state required for a crime; also called mens rea.
Under the common law, all crimes consisted of an act carried out with a guilty mind. In modern society, criminal intent can be the basis for faultand punishment according to intent is a core premise of criminal justice. As stated in Chapter 1 "Introduction to Criminal Law"grading is often related to the criminal intent element. Crimes that lack the intent element are less common and are usually graded lower, as either misdemeanors or infractions.
States and the federal government vary in their approach to defining criminal intent, and each jurisdiction describes the criminal intent element in a criminal statute, or case, in jurisdictions that allow common-law crimes. In this section, common-law definitions of criminal intent are explored, along with definitions of the criminal mental states in the Model Penal Code. The common-law criminal intents ranked in order of culpability are malice aforethought Intent to kill, which is the common-law intent for murder.
Statutes and cases use different words to indicate the appropriate level of intent for the criminal offense, so what follows is a basic description of the intent definitions adopted by many jurisdictions.
Malice aforethought is a special common-law intent designated for only one crime: murder. Malice aforethought and criminal homicide are discussed in detail in Chapter 9 "Criminal Homicide".
Specific intent is the intent with the highest level of culpability for crimes other than murder. Typically, specific intent means that the defendant acts with a more sophisticated level of awareness. Crimes that require specific intent usually fall into one of three categories: either the defendant intends to cause a certain bad resultthe defendant intends to do something more than commit the criminal act, or the defendant acts with knowledge that his or her conduct is illegal, which is called scienter The intent to do an unlawful act.
To be guilty of mayhem under the statute, the defendant must inflict the physical contact with the intent of causing the bad result of maiming, disfigurement, or scarring.
If the prosecution cannot prove this high-level intent, the defendant may be acquitted or charged and convicted of a lower-level intent crime like battery. On the other hand, if Pauline slaps Peter while he is shaving without making the comment, and the razor bites into his cheek, it is more challenging to prove that she intended a scarringand Pauline might be found guilty only of battery.
The defendant must also intend to keep the property permanently. Although the terms mens rea and scienter are sometimes used interchangeably, many jurisdictions define scienter as knowledge that an act is illegal.
Scienter can be the basis of specific intent in some statutes. PompanioU. If the prosecution fails to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knew his or her conduct was illegalthis could nullify scienter, and the prosecution cannot prove specific intent. General intent is less sophisticated than specific intent. Thus general intent crimes are easier to prove and can also result in a less severe punishment.
A basic definition of general intent is the intent to perform the criminal act or actus reus. If the defendant acts intentionally but without the additional desire to bring about a certain result, or do anything other than the criminal act itself, the defendant has acted with general intent.
People v. McDanielP. Witnesses who hear the defendant express intent are often unable to testify about it because of evidentiary rules prohibiting hearsay. However, many jurisdictions allow an inference of general intent based on the criminal act. Commonwealth v. ElyN. In essence, if the jury accepts the inference, the prosecution does not have the burden of proving intent for a general intent crime.
To be guilty of battery under the statute, the defendant must only intend the harmful or offensive contact. The defendant does not have to desire that the contact produces a specific resultsuch as scarring, or death; nor does the defendant need scienteror awareness that the physical contact is illegal.
Intent should not be confused with motive The reason the defendant performs the criminal act. Motive can generate intent, support a defense, and be used to determine sentencing.
However, motive alone does not constitute mens rea and does not act as a substitute for criminal intent. Isabella, a housewife with no criminal record, sits quietly in court waiting to hear the jury verdict in a trial for the rape of her teenage daughter by Ignatius. Ignatius has been convicted of child rape in three previous incidents. The jury foreman announces the decision finding Ignatius not guilty. Ignatius looks over his shoulder at Isabella and smirks. Isabella calmly pulls a loaded revolver out of her purse, and then shoots and kills Ignatius.
The Model Penal Code divides criminal intent into four states of mind listed in order of culpability: purposely The Model Penal Code intent to cause a specific result.
A defendant who acts purposely intends to engage in conduct of that nature and intends to cause a certain result. Purposeful criminal intent resembles specific intent to cause harm, which was discussed previously. Pauline also appears to be acting with the intent to cause a specific result, based on her statement to Peter.
Thus Pauline is acting with specific intent or purposely and can probably be convicted of some form of aggravated battery or mayhem in most jurisdictions. Knowingly indicates that the defendant is aware of the nature of the act and its probable consequences.
Utah Code Ann. Knowingly differs from purposely in that the defendant is not acting to cause a certain result but is acting with the awareness that the result is practically certain to occur. HuffA. Victor brags to his girlfriend Tanya that he can shoot into a densely packed crowd of people on the subway train A Girl Like You - Element Of Crime - 1985 - 1990 /1991 - 1996 (CD) hitting any of them. Tanya dares Victor to try it. Victor removes a concealed weapon from his waistband and shoots, aiming at a group of people standing with their back to him.
The shot kills Monica, who is standing the closest to Victor. In this case, Victor did not intend to shoot Monica.
However, Victor was aware that he was shooting a loaded gun the nature of the act and was also practically certain that shooting into a crowd would result in somebody getting hurt or killed. Thus Victor acted knowingly according to the Model Penal Code. If the state in which Victor shoots Monica defines murder intent as knowingly under the Model Penal Code, then Victor has most likely committed murder in this case. Recklessly is a lower level of culpability than knowingly, and reckless intent crimes are not as common as offenses criminalizing purposeful, knowing conduct.
The degree of risk awareness is key to distinguishing a reckless intent crime from a knowing intent crime. A defendant acts recklessly if he or she consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the bad result or harm will occur. The reckless intent test is two pronged.
First, the defendant must consciously disregard a substantial risk of harm. The standard is subjective; the defendant must know of the substantial risk. Second, the defendant must take an unjustifiable risk, meaning that no valid reason exists for the risk. Review the example in Section 4 "Example of Knowingly"where Victor shoots into a crowd of subway travelers and kills Monica. Change the example, and imagine that the subway train has only three passengers.
Victor easily shoots in between them, yet the bullet ricochets off one of the seats and strikes Monica, killing her. Victor would be acting with reckless rather than knowing intent in this situation.
A reasonable, law-abiding person would probably not take this action under these circumstances. Thus Victor might be charged with a lower-level form of criminal homicide like manslaughter in this case. The difference between murder and manslaughter is discussed in detail in Chapter 9 "Criminal Homicide". Negligent intent crimes are less culpable than reckless intent crimes and are also less common.
While defendants committing negligent intent crimes are also faced with a substantial and unjustifiable risk, they are unaware of it, even though a reasonable person would be. Idaho Code Ann. Thus the first prong of the reckless intent test is simply changed from a subjective to objective standard. Change the example, and imagine that the subway train has no passengers. Victor brags to Tanya that he can shoot a crumpled napkin on the floor. Tanya challenges him to try it.
Victor shoots at the napkin and misses, and the bullet ricochets three times off three different seats, travels backward, and strikes Tanya in the forehead, killing her instantly. This would be a finding that Victor acted negligentlyunder the circumstances. If the state in which Victor shot Tanya criminalizes negligent killings, then Victor could be found guilty of criminal homicide in this case.
Figure 4. Occasionally, different criminal intents support the various elements of an offense. If a crime requires more than A Girl Like You - Element Of Crime - 1985 - 1990 /1991 - 1996 (CD) criminal intent, each criminal intent must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt for each element. Under the common law, every offense had just one criminal intent.
In modern society, every offense has one criminal intent unless a statute specifies otherwise. Breaking and entering are two criminal act elements. They must be committed with the specific intentor purposelyto commit a felony once inside the residence. The elements of residence and nighttime are two attendant circumstanceswhich most likely have the lower level of general intent or knowingly. Thus this statute has four separate criminal intents that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt for conviction.
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