Criminal Conduct and Criminal Law

Criminal law has many components when a prosecutor tries an offender for different types of crimes. When prosecutors try to convict a suspect of a crime, they typically try to prove the mens rea and the actus reus. So what happens if the prosecutor cannot prove that the suspect have the mens rea,…….

Determine whether or not a conviction is feasible when an alleged perpetrator does not have the required mens rea but has engaged in the actus rea. Provide a rational to support your position.


Explain the distinction between diplomatic immunity and legislative immunity. Next, support or criticize the premise that diplomatic immunity is vital for Americans abroad.


Argue for or against the theory that the courts should not hold a defendant of questionable competency to the standard sentencing guidelines. Provide a rational to support your response.


Identify the four (4) goals of criminal law, and discuss the manner in which these four (4) goals effectuate the purpose of protecting the public and preventing the conviction of innocent persons.





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