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Criminal statutes include all or part of the five elements of criminal liability. Every state and local jurisdiction has criminal laws and ordinances.

Initial Post Instructions
Choose a crime from a local newspaper or website. Research the criminal law defining the crime. Then, address the following in your post:

  • Identify and discuss the elements of the crime that the prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt: actus reus, mens rea, concurrence, attendant circumstances, and bad result.
  • If one of the five elements is missing, identify the element and detail.
  • Detail why the element is not present in the definition of the crime.
  • Finally, describe how the prosecutor can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the elements listed for the crime.
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