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eBook Misdemeanor Crime: Trivial Criminal Pursuit (Studies in Crime, Law, and Criminal Justice) ePub

by John H. Lindquist

  • ISBN: 0803929234
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: John H. Lindquist
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (September 1, 1988)
  • Pages: 200
  • ePub book: 1970 kb
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Misdemeanor Crime : Trivial Criminal Pursuit. by John H. Lindquist discusses the distinction between felonies and misdemeanors and the simplistic nature of current definitions. He examines the political power special interest groups can assert in determining the nature of misdemeanor crime and its use as a powerful tool of subjection in the hands of the state. Various categories of misdemeanor crime are presented, and the transgressors, their punishment, and their victims all discussed at length.

criminal law, the branch of law that defines crimes, treats of their nature, and . The fundamental distinction between felonies and misdemeanors rests with the penalty and the power of imprisonment.

criminal law, the branch of law that defines crimes, treats of their nature, and provides for their punishment. A tort is a civil wrong committed against an individual; a crime, on the other hand, is regarded as an offense committed against the public, even though only one individual may have been wronged. Classification of Crimes.

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The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct by officials

The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct by officials. Offenses by officials also include ordinary crimes, but perhaps with different standards of proof and punishment than for non-officials, on the grounds that more is expected of officials by their oaths of office. Indeed, the offense may not even be a breach of criminal statute.

All law that does not involve criminal matters, usually deals with private rights of individuals, groups, or businesses. The level of proof required to convict a person of a crime in a criminal case. A serious crime, punishable by a prison sentence of more than a year. A criminal offense, less serious than a felon go punishable by a prison sentence of one year or less. an individual or group being sued or charged with a crime. preponderance of evidence. The standard of proof used in civil suits. Process of discussing an issue to reach a settlement or agreement.

o constitutional amendments guarantee due process:, 3 basic functions of criminal justice system: Control/prevent crime, Provide justice, 3 basic elements of the criminal justice system: Police, Courts, Corrections Defining and Measuring Crime, Mala in se: serious crimes: murder.

o constitutional amendments guarantee due process:, 3 basic functions of criminal justice system: Control/prevent crime, Provide justice, 3 basic elements of the criminal justice system: Police, Courts, Corrections Defining and Measuring Crime, Mala in se: serious crimes: murder, robbery, rap. Acts that are viewed as inherently evil, Mala Prohibita: less serious crimes: underage drinking, speeding, loitering, etc.,

Lindquist discusses the distinction between felonies and misdemeanors and the simplistic nature of current definitions. He examines the political power special interest groups can assert in determining the nature of misdemeanor crime and its use as a powerful tool of subjection in the hands of the state. Various categories of misdemeanor crime are presented, and the transgressors, their punishment, and their victims all discussed at length. Chapters cover street deviance crimes such as prostitution, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling, and homosexuality, as well as petty crime, family violence and child abuse, and obsenity and pornography.