Three Elements of Crime
Awareness of Duty
Characteristics: Will determine how a legal system proceeds.
Example: A person can not say they are innocent from murdering someone because they didn't know that was the law.
Violation of Duty
Characteristics: Is usually Unspoken, Very important in determining the outcome of a trial
Example:When a police officer see someones speeding 20 miles above the speed limit and does not pull them over they are violating their duty.
Characteristics: Mainly used in civil cases, can be used to determine someone guilty or innocent.
Examples:When bob was rushing to work and ran a red light on purpose it was considered intentional.