question and answer 49

Chapter 2 describes and explores the Essential Elements of Crime. The chapters explores the actus reus and mens rea, in detailed form of a variety of offenses. For this chapter, you will answer these questions (found in the text at page 34, under Discussion Questions, numbers 1 & 4).

In APA format, please submit an answer to these questions and your analysis that explains the conclusion you reached.

Question: What purpose of criminal law is served when the government punishes people for causing harms they did not intend? For example, recklessly causing an automobile accident in which someone is killed?

Question: Is it realistic to separate morality from the criminal justice system the way Justice Holmes urged? Does society have a right to set forth its majoritarian view of morality through legislative action declaring unpopular or strange behavior criminal?

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