Chapter 4. Introduction to Criminal Justice . Criminal Law in the U.S. Criminal law in the U. S. is codified , or written down, and accessible to all. Criminal law is contained in several sources: ---U. S. and state constitutions
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---U. S. and state constitutions
---Statute (laws) passed by Congress and state legislatures; ordinances
---Regulations created by governmental agencies
---Case law (court decisions)
(The two most used words in the Code of Iowa are knowingly and willingly, followed by intentionally.)
---that I was not paying any attention and have no idea how fast I was going; or,
---that my speedometer was off.
---To aid person convicted of crime
---Knew such aid likely to lead to crime
--He/she dies vs.
--He/she is knocked unconscious