Criminal Justice. Unit 1 Crime. What is criminal justice?.
Jurisprudence is the study and theory of law. Scholars of jurisprudence, or legal theorists (including legal philosophers and social theorists of law), hope to obtain a deeper understanding of the nature of law, of legal reasoning, legal systems and of legal institutions.
3. Concurrence of the act and the intent
- The person has to intend the act when he or she commits it.
- Sluggo and Nancy example
- The act has to cause the harmful result.
- Homer and Marge example
Like all crimes, murder is made up of particular elements. These must be proved before a person can be convicted.
Murder at common law and under many statutes is the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought.
The provoking act does not excuse the killing, but makes the crime a lesser degree than second-degree murder
The criminal Justice System trust police officers, attorneys, judges, jurors, witnesses, and other officials to act honestly and without improper interference from others.
That does not always happen.