BCJ 360 UNIT #1


• Begin each writing assignment by identifying the question number you are answering followed by the actual question itself (in bold type). • Use a standard essay format for responses to all questions (i.e., an introduction, middle paragraphs and conclusion). Use APA formatting  ( Author, Pg# ) , list all references. 500 words or more.


1. Identify and define the five sources of the criminal law.


2. What is double jeopardy? Examine the Blockburger rule. Identify and explain the four situations in which double jeopardy protection does not apply.


3. What is mens rea? The Model Penal Code narrows down the mens rea requirements in state statutes. Identify and explain the four mens rea requirements of the Model Penal Code.

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