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NCJ Number: 75350 Find in a Library
Title: Element of Intent in Criminal Law
Corporate Author: Riverside Cty Sheriff's Dept
United States of America

Mt San Jacinto College
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: Acad of Justice
Riverside, CA 92509
Mt San Jacinto College
San Jacinto, CA 92383
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Riverside Cty Sheriff's Dept
Riverside, CA 92502
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Acad of Justice
1500 Castellano Road
Riverside, CA 92509
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This instructional package based on the California criminal code consists of an audio cassette tape, a film strip, and paper-and-pencil tests.
Abstract: The mental element in the commission of criminal acts--intent--is discussed and illustrated with examples portrayed from investigating officers' perspectives. Criminal intent is defined as the resolve or determination with which a person acts to commit a crime. Three types of criminal intent exist: (1) general intent, which is presumed from the act of commission (such as speeding); (2) specific intent, which requires preplanning and presdisposition (such as burglary); and (3) constructive intent, the unintentional results of an act (such as a pedestrian death resulting from the actions of a negligent driver). Each instructional section of the tape is followed by a brief fill-in-the-blank test; answers are provided for instructors and are given to trainees by the tape. Questions include applications of the penal code to specific types of criminal acts and classification of specific crimes by the type of intent ivolved. The package is designed to be used for individualized instruction. A workbook which includes the tests, a posttest, and an overview of the unit is provided along with test keys for the instructor's use.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; California; Criminal codes; Criminal intent; Police education
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Kit includes a 35 mm color filmstrip, a 20 minute audio cassette and a workbook. Kit is available on loan. Criminal Justice Education Series.
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