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A journey into the mental state of crime.


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Inchoate Crimes

    • B. 

      First Degree Murder

    • C. 

      Common Law Theft Crimes

    • D. 

      Assault

    • E. 

      Robbery

    • F. 

      Burglary

    • G. 

      Forgery

    • H. 

      Common Law Murder

    • I. 

      Arson

    • J. 

      Rape

    • K. 

      Battery

    • L. 

      Statutory Rape

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Inchoate Crimes

    • B. 

      First Degree Murder

    • C. 

      Common Law Theft Crimes

    • D. 

      Assault

    • E. 

      Robbery

    • F. 

      Burglary

    • G. 

      Forgery

    • H. 

      Common Law Murder

    • I. 

      Arson

    • J. 

      Rape

    • K. 

      Battery

    • L. 

      Statutory Rape

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Inchoate Crimes

    • B. 

      First Degree Murder

    • C. 

      Common Law Theft Crimes

    • D. 

      Assault

    • E. 

      Robbery

    • F. 

      Burglary

    • G. 

      Forgery

    • H. 

      Common Law Murder

    • I. 

      Arson

    • J. 

      Rape

    • K. 

      Battery

    • L. 

      Statutory Rape

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Inchoate Crimes

    • B. 

      First Degree Murder

    • C. 

      Common Law Theft Crimes

    • D. 

      Assault

    • E. 

      Robbery

    • F. 

      Burglary

    • G. 

      Forgery

    • H. 

      Common Law Murder

    • I. 

      Arson

    • J. 

      Rape

    • K. 

      Battery

    • L. 

      Statutory Rape

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Voluntary intoxication and unreasonable mistake of fact

    • B. 

      Voluntary intoxication only

    • C. 

      Insanity

    • D. 

      Reasonable mistake of fact

  • 6. 
    An accomplice is on who ________, _________, or _________ the principle in the commission of the crime with the intent that the crime be committed (separate answers with a space).
  • 7. 
    JD is mad about the latest humiliation Cox inflicted him at work. He buys a guns and follows Cox out of work to a park. He aims at Cox and fires. However, JD is not a very good shot. His bullet misses Cox and hits Doug, who instantly dies. What can JD be charged with? 
    • A. 

      Attempted Murder of Cox

    • B. 

      First Degree Murder of Doug

    • C. 

      Attempted Murder of Cox and First Degree Murder of Doug

    • D. 

      No crime because he didn't hit Cox and didn't intend to hit Doug

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Conspiracy

    • B. 

      Attempt

    • C. 

      Solicitation

    • D. 

      All inchoate crimes merge

  • 9. 
    Sam asks Jeff to help him rob Susan. Jeff agrees. Sam can be charged with both solicitaton to commit robery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    An accomplice is liable for the intended  crime and every other crime connected with it, no matter how unforeseeable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The inchoate crime of solicitation is complete when the party asks someone to commit a crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Under the majority rule, conspiracy requires:
    • A. 

      An agreement, with the intent to agree

    • B. 

      Intent to pursue an unlawful objective

    • C. 

      Two or more parties with the required intent

    • D. 

      Only one party needs the required intent

    • E. 

      An overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy

    • F. 

      No overt act is required

  • 13. 
    Garak and Odo agree to burn down Quark's home. However, Odo was actually an undercover police officer who never intended to actually commit arson. Police are waiting for Garak when he returns with several gallons of gasoline. The idea to burn down Quark's home was Garak's. Garak can be charged with conspiracy to commit arson under:  
    • A. 

      The majority common law rule

    • B. 

      The Model Penal Code rule

    • C. 

      There was no conspiracy under either rule

  • 14. 
    Sarah and Jill are both charged with conspiring to kill Jack. At trial, Sarah is acquitted on the conspiracy charge. At a subsequent trial , Jill is convicted of conspiracy. At common law, is Jill's conviction proper?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    Attempt requires specific intent and an _____________.
  • 16. 
    For the purposes of attempt, the overt act:
    • A. 

      Must be a substantial step

    • B. 

      Can be mere preparation

  • 17. 
    The following is an example of voluntary intoxication negating specific intent:
    • A. 

      Mimi drinks heavily all night. While intoxicated, she decides to steal Ru's car.

    • B. 

      Shangela decides to steal Ru's car. To get up the courage, she drinks until she is very intoxicated.

    • C. 

      Jade is on medication after having surgery. The doctor forgets to tell her that the medication causes lapses in judgment and poor motor control. After taking the medication, she decides to steal Ru's car.

    • D. 

      Raja points a gun at Dida and tells her to drink an entire fifth of vodka. Afterwards, Dida decides to steal Ru's car.