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Law/Pyschology Ch. 8
state of mind
what you are thinking.
the reason a person commits a crime.
the legal responsibility for damage or injury even if you are not negligent.
the conditions that make an act unlawful.
a serious criminal offense punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year.
a criminal offense, less serious than a felony, punishable by a prison sentence of one year or less.
the person who commits a crime.
a person who voluntarily helps another person commit a crime; unlike an accessory, an accomplice is usually present or directly aids in the crime.
accessory before the fact
a person who orders a crime or helps the principal commit the crime but who is not present during the crime.
accessory after the fact
a person who, knowing a crime has been committed, helps the principal or an accomplice avoid capture or helps them escape.
crime of omission
failing to perform an act required by criminal law.
the act of requesting or strongly urging someone to do something.
an effort to commit a crime that goes beyond mere preparation but does not result in the commission of the crime.
an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime along with a substantial act toward committing the crime.
open and clear.