Criminal Law Emily

 
Mens rea is the intent of a criminal, the criminal has the mindset and intent to commit the crime. For a person to be found guilty at trial of a crime they have to be found guilty of mens rea. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind after viewing evidence that the person intended to commit the said crime. [1] Staples v. United States is a good example, the person involved in this case had firearms that were not registered. This person was fully aware of the laws yet still chose to have unregistered firearms in their home and knowingly broke law. There was proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he broke the law knowingly. [2] Actus reus is more focused on someone’s reflexes or reactions involving a crime. [3] A good example of this is Powell v. Texas, Powell was an alcoholic who was found intoxicated out in public and found guilty of this charge in court. He tried to appeal but the court found that although alcoholism was something that a lot of the times someone couldn’t control as far as where you may end up when you are intoxicated you are still guilty of a crime. Powell did not have the intent to get drunk and go out in public drunk, he was under the influence and wasn’t aware of the crime he was committing none the less he still made committed a crime. The court found that chronic alcoholism was not a defense to the charge and he was still found guilty.  
2) What role do you think motive should play in criminal cases? Explain your answer.
Motive has a huge role in criminal law. Motive is necessary if proving liability. Motive also helps share an idea of what morals are approved throughout society and what morals should be upheld. My personal opinion on the role of motivate is that it should be treated consistently. When doing research on this I read that its treatment is “inconsistent and incomplete”. [5] Motive should be treated with consistent increases or decreases in punishment.

answer this discussion in 200 words no outside reference put in your own words

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Criminal Law Emily
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay
Order a unique copy of this paper
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Order your essay today and save 25% with the discount code: COCONUTPlace Order
+
Live Chat+1(978) 822-0999EmailWhatsApp