Presentation Slides to Accompany Introduction to Criminal Law

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Presentation Slides to Accompany Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime? ©

Presentation Slides to Accompany Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime? © 2017 Street Law, Inc. Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime?

Presentation Slide A Lesson Outcomes As a result of this lesson, you will be

Presentation Slide A Lesson Outcomes As a result of this lesson, you will be able to: 1. Define the terms crime, felony, misdemeanor, and status offense; 2. Identify and apply criteria for designating an action as a crime; 3. Develop, state, and defend a position on a controversial question; 4. Evaluate the seriousness of various crimes; and 5. Explain how laws are based on values. © 2017 Street Law, Inc. Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime?

Presentation Slide B (slide 1 of 2) What is Crime? • A crime is

Presentation Slide B (slide 1 of 2) What is Crime? • A crime is something a person does or fails to do in violation of a law. It is behavior for which a government has a set penalty. – A person who commits a crime can be punished by imprisonment, a fine, or both. – The main purposes of criminal law are to protect the public and to maintain stability in society and government. – Elected lawmakers decide what constitutes a crime. Congress decides what a federal crime is. State legislatures and local lawmakers decide what is a state or local crime. – Crimes can be classified in different ways, such as: felonies or misdemeanors, crimes against people or property crimes, or violent crimes or nonviolent crimes. © 2017 Street Law, Inc. Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime?

Presentation Slide B (slide 2 of 2) What is Crime? • Felonies are serious

Presentation Slide B (slide 2 of 2) What is Crime? • Felonies are serious criminal offenses punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year. • Misdemeanors are also criminal offenses, but they are less serious than felonies. • Status offenses are illegal acts that can only be committed by juveniles (e. g. , truancy, running away from home, etc. ). © 2017 Street Law, Inc. Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime?

Presentation Slide C Rules for Take a Stand 1. Do not interrupt. Wait for

Presentation Slide C Rules for Take a Stand 1. Do not interrupt. Wait for your turn. 2. Do not argue. State your opinion. Give new reasons or ideas. 3. Listen while others give their reasons and ideas. 4. You may move at any time if you change your mind. © 2017 Street Law, Inc. Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime?

Presentation Slide D What Do We Think? © 2017 Street Law, Inc. Introduction to

Presentation Slide D What Do We Think? © 2017 Street Law, Inc. Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime?

Presentation Slides to Accompany Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime? ©

Presentation Slides to Accompany Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime? © 2017 Street Law, Inc. Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime?