Project #105645 - Criminal Law

In this assignment, you will refer back to the three handouts indicated below and answer the questions associated with
them. Both items listed below will be responded to within the same document which you will then submit. The
response to
each item will consist of at least 200 words each, and any sources used, including your textbook, should be cited and
referenced properly at the end of your responses using APA formatting. It is not necessary to copy the items below into
your
document; however, please compose essays that include a clear introduction, body, and conclusion:
1.
After reading “What Constitutes the Corpus Delecti of an Offense,” please answer the following questions. How
can the
corpus delecti
of robbery be demonstrat
ed? Of theft? Why did the court conclude that, "In this case, the
evidence does not conclusively establish that Hoke's purse was taken forcibly from her. The evidence does,
however, support an inference that she was robbed"?
2.
After reading “For Purposes of
Criminal Attempt...,” please answer the following questions. Do you agree that the
girls had taken a substantial step toward the commission of a targeted offense? What test does the court
establish for Tennessee to determine whether a substantial step has b
een taken? Would your answer be different
if Tennessee used the last
-
step test or the physical proximity test? If so, how? Do you think that the court, in using
common law rules of construction, modifies the legislative enactment? Is the court using its ju
dgment to replace
that of the drafters of the statute? Explain your answer.
3.
After reading, “Can a Private Corporation be held Liable...,” please answer the following questions.
In this case,
McIlwain
School Bus Lines, Inc. argued that the offense of homicide by vehicle could not be committed by a
corporation. On what grounds did the corporation base its arguments? Why did the court conclude that a
corporation was a "person" for purposes of the law? Ho
w was such a conclusion reached? What are the potential
legal ramifications of granting the status of "person" to a corporation?

Subject Law
Due By (Pacific Time) 01/31/2016 12:00 am
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