Psychology & Criminal Justice: Defenses in Criminal Law. By: Steve Christiansen. Topics . Necessity Entrapment Insanity Death penalty. Basic elements of crime Infancy Intoxication Duress Self Defense. Basic Elements of a Crime. Actus Reus-guilty act Mens Rea-intent
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By: Steve Christiansen
Basic elements of crime
Voluntary-is not a true defense but is used at times to reduce culpability.
Involuntary-forced to ingest or is injected with an intoxicating substance or is unaware the substance contains drugs or alcohol. ***Could also be a defense for drug interactions and diabetic insulin shock.
Entrapment can be used if a person is induced to commit a crime they otherwise would not have committed.
Opportunity to commit crime Inducing a person
The defendant lacks “substantial capacity” to either “appreciate the wrongfulness” of his/her conduct or conform to that conduct.
The other states use this test including the United States Federal Government.
WHO IS THIS MAN?
Sep 1987 - Steven Toumi
Oct 1987 - Jamie Doxtator
Mar 1988 - Richard Guerrero
Feb 1989 - Anthony Sears
Jun 1990 - Eddie Smith
Jul 1990 - Ricky Beeks
Sep 1990 - Ernest Miller
Sep 1990 - David Thomas
Feb 1991 - Curtis Straughter
Apr 1991 - Errol Lindsey
May 1991 - Tony Hughes
May 1991 - Konerak Sinthasomphone
Jun 1991 - Matt Turner
Jul 1991 - Jeremiah Weinberger
Jul 1991 - Oliver Lacy
Jul 1991 - Joseph BradeholtDAHMER’S VICTIMS