“Elements of a Crime and Jurisdiction” Please respond to the following:
- Review the table, titled “Elements of a Crime”, located in Chapter 3 of the textbook, then compare and contrast the roles of mens rea (i.e., guilty mind) and actus reus (i.e., the forbidden act or omission) as they relate to proving a crime has been committed. Next, discuss whether the concurrent occurrence of these elements is more beneficial to the prosecution or the defense. Justify your response.
- It is common knowledge that jurisdiction, the official power to make legal decisions and judgments, is vitally important to the adversarial legal system. Discuss the importance of having either subject matter jurisdiction or personal jurisdiction over the cause of action. Include one (1) example of the importance of the chosen jurisdiction to support your response.
Surprising Gang Myths”
- As we learned from our textbook reading this week gang problems are often difficult to assess, and gangs are often shrouded in myths, which can lead to ineffective community responses. Based on your reading this week, select three (3) myths about gangs that you found most interesting. Next, for each of the myths you selected provide one (1) example that debunks each of your chosen myths.
- Using the Internet and Strayer databases review several articles or journals dealing with gangs then based on your review identify three (3) myths depicted in your selected articles or journals. In your response provide a citation for each of the resources you are discussing along with a brief explanation as to why you believe that myth applies to that article or journal.