Project #1615 - Common Law

  1.  Presently 28 states have adopted substantive criminal law codes and at least implicitly have abolished common law offenses. Mention at least 10 of these states and explain what is happening in the law where common law survives either expressly or by implication

 

  1. Retributive Justice is a philosophy that the punishment ought to fit the crime; e.g., "eye for an eye" philosophy. Give your position on retributive justice and reasons why you believe or do not believe this philosophy is effective as a means of justice.

 

  1. Today, the law does not require forfeiture of property for committing a felony; therefore the common law rule is no longer applicable. Explain how most states distinguish felonies from misdemeanors and explain what, in your opinion, should be just for victims.

 

 

  1. Compare and contrast the "Lesser Included" and "Greater Included" Offenses.

 

  1. Distinguish between territorial jurisdiction vs. jurisdiction over the person and subject matter.

Subject Law
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/16/2012
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