Criminal Law Week 1 Notes
Criminal Law Week 1 Notes CJ 341
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Pamela Crockett on Friday September 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CJ 341 at University of North Dakota taught by Kristi Venhuizen in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 33 views.
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Date Created: 09/16/16
Criminal Law Formal means of social control: branch that prohibits certain forms of conduct/imposes penalties among violators. Core Function – punish wrongdoers Substantive Law: Defines crimes and establishes penalty parameters (i.e.- heroin possession; driving under the influence) Procedural Law: Regulates enforcement of substantive law, determination of guilt, and punishment of the guilty Example – trial procedures/sentencing Three Fundamental Principles… 1. Constitutional Supremacy: law/procedure subordinate (constitution) 2. Federalism: divides national gov’t and 50 states 3. Separation of Powers: federal/state have separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches Crime – Actus Reus/Wrongful Act Mens Rea/Criminal Intent o NOT the same as motive (why) o Mental purpose to act o Intentional Felonies & Misdemeanors: categories of crime Felony: prison time > 1 year/serious Misdemeanor: prison time < 1 year/minor offense ND Classifications of Crime Class AA felony – max life in prison/no parole Class A – 20 years and/or $20,000 fine Class B – 10 years and/ or $20,000 fine Class C – 5 years and/or $10,000 fine Class A misdemeanor – one year and/or $3,000 fine Class B – 30 days and/or $1,500 fine Infraction - $1,000 fine (2 within 1 year upgrades to Class B misd.)
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