CRJ OER CJ CH 3.3 Multiple Choice Questions (15)

Having physical control or custody over something.

  • Negligently
  • Actual Possession
  • Malice Aforethought
  • Recklessly

A culpable mental state that requires the actor to be aware of the nature of his or her action; the actor knew what would happen when he or she acted.

  • Actus Reus
  • Knowingly 
  • Constructive Possession
  • Harm

For crimes that name a particular ____________ that the law seeks to prohibit (such as the killing of a person in murder), the ________ must actually occur.

  • Harm; Harm
  • Omission; Concurrence
  • Actual Possession; Harm
  • Concurrence; Possession

A culpable mental state specifying that the actor should have been aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk. 

  • Concurrence 
  • Actus Reus 
  • Knowingly 
  • Negligently

An element of crimes requiring that the criminal act (actus reus) be a product of the criminal intent (mens rea). 

  • Model Penal Code 
  • Negligently 
  • Concurrence 
  • Actual Possession

An element of some crimes that requires that the criminal act (actus reus) cause the harm the law seeks to prohibit. 

  • Concurrence 
  • Malice Aforethought 
  • Causation 
  • Knowingly

A standard criminal code first developed by the American Law Institute (ALI) in 1962; adopted by many states. 

  • Harm 
  • Model Penal Code 
  • Concurrence 
  • Malice Aforethought

Having dominion or control over something; the actus reus of many crimes such as the control of weapons or controlled substances.

  • Recklessly 
  • Possession 
  • Knowingly 
  • Elements (of crimes)

A set of facts that must be proven to convict a defendant of a particular crime. 

  • Constructive Possession 
  • Elements (of crimes) 
  • Malice Aforethought 
  • Knowingly

A deliberate, premeditated intent to cause a criminal harm; an element of common law murder. 

  • Causation 
  • Omission 
  • Malice Aforethought 
  • Constructive Possession

A culpable mental state requiring that the actor consciously disregard a substantial and unjustifiable risk. 

  • Recklessly 
  • Negligently 
  • Possession 
  • Constructive Possession

Failure to perform a legally required act such as paying taxes or providing care to children; a type of actus reus in criminal law. 

  • Recklessly 
  • Purposely 
  • Concurrence
  • Omission

A culpable mental state requiring that the actor have the criminal act as his or her “conscious object;” the criminal harm was done on purpose. 

  • Possession 
  • Causation 
  • Purposely 
  • Actual Possession

The legal doctrine of a person being in possession of an object even when they were not in actual physical control of the object at the time. 

  • Possession 
  • Constructive Possession 
  • Purposely 
  • Model Penal Code

The act or omission that a statute seeks to prohibit.

  • Purposely 
  • Actus Reus
  • Causation
  • Harm