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Assignment 3: Assault, Battery, and Crimes against Persons
Review the following scenario in order to complete this assignment:
is walking alone late at night when a man suddenly jumps in front of
her and drags her into an alley. The attacker strikes (A) and rips her
clothes. Fortunately, (A)
hits the attacker with a rock and runs to safety.
Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research assault, battery, and crimes against persons.
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:
- Compare and contrast the key
similarities and differences between the crime of assault and the crime
of battery. Provide one (1) example of each crime to support your
whether or not the jurisdiction in which the crime has occurred should
consider the man’s actions as assault. Next, determine whether or not
the jurisdiction should punish the man’s actions as battery. Justify
one (1) different fact pattern that would change the scenario from
assault and / or battery to consensual touching. Support the validity of
Consider the following change to the scenario. (A) is held against her will.
- Discuss the crime of false
imprisonment. Next, debate whether or not the suggested change in
Question 3 would allow the court to convict the attacker in order to
punish him. Provide a rationale to support your response.
between the crimes of false imprisonment and kidnapping. Support or
critique the notion that one of the two crimes is more heinous than the
other. Justify your response.
the following change to the scenario. (A) and the attacker are
romantically linked and are having an argument. The attacker drags (A)
in the alley to talk. (A)
slaps the attacker.
- Debate whether or not (A)’s action would require the attacker to defend himself. Provide a rationale to support your response.
- Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites
do not qualify as academic resources.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: