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LS 109 Week 4

by: Brianna Alleyne

LS 109 Week 4 Legalst 109

Brianna Alleyne
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These notes cover Ch.4 and 5. It also covers mens reus, actus reus, and 3 cases.
Aims and Limits of the Criminal Law
Richard Perry
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brianna Alleyne on Saturday September 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Legalst 109 at University of California Berkeley taught by Richard Perry in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Aims and Limits of the Criminal Law in Legal Studies at University of California Berkeley.


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Date Created: 09/17/16
September 13, 2016 Ch.4 ● Every crime has 2 elements ○ Actus rea ■ Victimless crime ■ Means social harm ■ Consent same sex marriage gave  you 22 years in jail in Georgia ■ Casual relationship ○ Mens rea ■ Causation relationship ■ Social harm ● Atkins ○ Can’t kill someone under iq of 70 ● Age ○ Under 7 you can’t be charged with crime ○ 8­14 misdemeanor ● The model penal code ○ Not a law in any state, it is a recommendation September 15, 2016 ● Vicarious corporate liability ○ Sue a company for not taking the action to make sure no one is  harmed by your product ○ Can be actively sue someone because they don’t actively pay  attention/supervise your belongings or staff Omissions ● Pages to pay attention to ○ 84 ○ 87 ○ 89/90 ● Good Samaritan Rule ○ If you see someone in danger, you have to do  something until a law enforcement or someone can come ○ Have to help if spouse, employer, child in your  care, statue ○ Absence in America but in European countries ● American bystander rule ○ No duty to help anyone unless it is by law ● If a minor and it is against religion to seek medical help, the  doctors go above them and get an emergency court order to do it ○ Versus an adult can only offer Buck v. Bill ● Involuntarily sterilized mentally ill person ● Require vaccinations People v. Oliver ● Oliver takes a bar stander who is drunk back to her home ● He shoot up heroin and he passes out ● She goes back to bar and daughter comes home and sees and  calls Oliver ● She thinks guy passes out so puts him outside, next morning she  dies ● Oliver got convicted to accessory to murder due to it happening at  her home and she provided the utensil for him to shoot up Stromer Case ● 19 year old at Las Vegas Casino was playing with a 7 year old  (play fight) ○ He strangled, murdered, and sexually assaulted  this child ● Friend, Cash, looks and saw and didn’t do anything ○ Never charged ○ Didn’t expel him due to not committing a crime or  being charged with anything ○ What he did or didn’t do was legal in most cases ● They both left the casino and went to other casinos and then went  to back to Cal September 16, 2016 Ch. 4 ● Reasons why voluntary acts are punished ● Crime is defined as a voluntary act and that people know what  they are doing ● Punishing status offenders means you are punishing someone for  who they are ● Pg. 89­90 ● People v. Kellogg ○ Facts ■ Kellogg appeared inebriated and  largely incoherent ● Talking to himself,  gesturing, and rocking back and forth ● Post $104 bail and  was released ● Due to being  homeless didn’t know his court case so he didn’t appear ad was issued a warrant for arrest ● Violated 3 things ● During pretrial he was ordered to go to VA hospital­ they didn't have space so he  went to county jail ● Has dual diagnosis ○ Mentall y/Emotionally ■ S evere alcohol dependence ■ D ementia ■ L ong­term cognitive impairment ■ S chizoid personality disorder ■ S ymptoms of PTSD ■ H istory of seizure disorder and closed head  injury ■ A nxiety, depressive symptoms, and chronic  pain ○ Physic ally ■ P eripheral  edema ■ G astritis ■ A cute liver damage ■ U lcerative colitis ■ Disorder most likely caused him to  want to live in a bush ■ Court found him guilty of one charge ○ Issue ■ Section 647 ○ Reasoning ■ Was subjected to misdemeanor  because his conduct proposed a safety hazard ○ Holding ■ Decision was not disproportionate to offense or inhumane Ch. 5 ● Mens Rea ● Pg. 103 ● Knowlinging intent to hurt vs. intentionally hurt someone vs.  recklessly hurt ○ Knowlingling intent­ intoxicated drive ○ Intentionally­ running someone over and being  sound minded ○ Recklessly­ bad drivers ● State vs. Nation (Pg. 108) ○ Convicted of hiring a 16 year old dancing


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