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Civil versus Criminal Actions Write a 2–3-page paper using APA format addressing the following: Describe the differences between civil and criminal actions. This can also be explained as the distinction between crimes and torts. Specifically, address the goals and objectives of a civil case versus a criminal case, the differences in remedies and outcomes sought, how the commencement of each action differs, and how the players in each system differ. There are four distinct points to be addressed in this part of the paper.Describe a scenario (fact or fiction) in which the same conduct can be prosecuted as a crime and also brought as a civil action. An example here may be the OJ Simpson scenario. In your description, be sure to research and address the following:Explain the elements of the crime chosen, including the mens rea and actus reus. Be sure to provide a legal definition of the crime based on research. You can use your own state’s criminal definition here or rely on the Model Penal Code. Be sure to provide proper in-text and reference page citation for your authority;Indicate whether this crime is mala in se or mala prohibita and explain why.
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Introduction: This assignment will consist of a 2–3-page paper that will: (1) describe
the differences between civil and criminal actions; (2) address the goals and objectives
of a civil case versus a criminal case; (a) describe the differences in remedies and
outcomes sought; (b), how the commencement of each action differs; (3) how the
players in each system differ; (4) a scenario (fact or fiction) in which the same conduct
can be prosecuted as a crime and also brought as a civil action; (5) an explanation of
the elements of the crime chosen, (including the mens rea and actus reus); (6) a legal
definition of the crime based on research; and (7) support for and explanation of
whether the crime is mala in se or mala prohibita. At least 2 references beyond the text
will be provided and literature cited where appropriate.
Differences Between Civil and Criminal Actions (A definition of each will be
sufficient. Cite the literature)
Civil:
Criminal:
Goals and Remedies of Civil and Criminal Cases (Provide 3-5 sentences each. Cite
the literature).
Goals:
Civil:
Criminal:
Remedies and Outcomes: (What is the solution and expected/desired outcome? You
may need to cite the literature).
Civil:
Criminal:
Commencement of Each Action (provide 2-3 sentences for each. Cite the literature).
Criminal:
Civil:
Actors in Each System: (Provide at least 3 actors for each type of case).
Civil:
Criminal:
Crime Scenario: (Remember you can find one or make one up. Be certain that the
crime is such that it can be tried in both courts. If using an existing scenario, cite the
literature. Try to provide a scenario of 3-5 sentences).
Elements of the Crime Scenario: (You may provide the text or reference definition for
each of these. Cite the literature. THEN, ID each of them in the scenario you provided).
Actus Rea:
Mens Re:
Concurrence:
Causation:
Legal Definition of Crime Scenario: (Ask yourself what type of crime does the
scenario reflect? For this, you must cite the literature. 1-2 sentences will suffice).
Is Crime Mala in Se or Mala Prohibita? (Support your response with definition of
each. Remember your crime may be both. 2-3 sentences should be sufficient).
Conclusion: This assignment consisted of a 2–3-page paper that: (1) described the
differences between civil and criminal actions; (2) addressed the goals and objectives of
a civil case versus a criminal case; (a) described the differences in remedies and
outcomes sought; (b), how the commencement of each action differs, and; (3) how the
players in each system differ; (4) a scenario (fact or fiction) in which the same conduct
could be prosecuted as a crime and also brought as a civil action; (5) an explanation of
the elements of the crime chosen, (including the mens rea and actus reus); (6) a legal
definition of the crime based on research; and (7) support for and explanation of
whether the crime was mala in se or mala prohibita. At least 2 references beyond the
text were provided and literature cited where appropriate.
References
(separate page; APA—alpha-order; do not center references—only center name
Reference at top of page)
Assignment Details
Civil versus Criminal Actions
Write a 2–3-page paper using APA format addressing the following:
1. Describe the differences between civil and criminal actions. This can also be explained as the
distinction between crimes and torts. Specifically, address the goals and objectives of a civil
case versus a criminal case, the differences in remedies and outcomes sought, how the
commencement of each action differs, and how the players in each system differ. There are
four distinct points to be addressed in this part of the paper.
2. Describe a scenario (fact or fiction) in which the same conduct can be prosecuted as a crime
and also brought as a civil action. An example here may be the OJ Simpson scenario. In your
description, be sure to research and address the following:
A. Explain the elements of the crime chosen, including the mens rea and actus reus. Be sure
to provide a legal definition of the crime based on research. You can use your own state’s
criminal definition here or rely on the Model Penal Code. Be sure to provide proper intext and reference page citation for your authority;
B. Indicate whether this crime is mala in se or mala prohibita and explain why.
Note: This Assignment requires outside research. Use at least two credible sources beyond the
text material and discuss how you evaluated the credibility of the resources used. You may
consult the Library, the Internet, the textbook, other course materials, and any other outside
resources in supporting your task, using proper citations in APA style.
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