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Final Exam Study Guide

[Chapters 6 9; 13]
(Approx. 40 multiple choice and 1 essay)
I. Chapter 6: Excuses
A. Insanity
1. Define:
B 4 Tests for Insanity
1. MNaghten Rule:
2. Irresistible Impulse Test
a. Impact of John Hinckley trial
3. Substantial Capacity Test (MPC)
4. Product-of-Mental-Illness Test
C. Age
Know the Common Law rule on capacity to commit crime for ages:
1. Under 7
2. 7-14 years old
3. over age 14
D. Duress
1. Define:
E. Intoxication
1. Voluntary intoxication vs. Involuntary intoxication
F. Entrapment
1. Define
II. Chapter 7: Vicarious Liability
A. Background
1. Can come in 2 forms
a. Complicity- (define)
b. Vicarious liability (define)
B. Complicity
1. Parties to a Crime (define)
a. Accomplices
b. Accessories
c. Principals
2. Be able to describe the distinction between them when it comes to grading the
seriousness of the offense
3. Accomplices
a. Pinkerton Rule (define):
b. Be familiar with the elements for accomplice liability
c. See p. 210 example of accomplice liability actus reus (be familiar)

4. Accessory
a. Be familiar with the elements for accessory
C. Vicarious liability
1. Define:
2. Examples of special relationships
3. Corporate (or Enterprise) vicarious liability
a. Define
4. Individual vicarious liability
a. Define
b. How is it created?
III. Chapter 8: Inchoate Crimes
A. Define:
B. Attempt
1. Elements
2. Be familiar with the 2 rationales behind the tests developed to determine where
the line is between preparation and attempt.
3. Abandonment (define):
a. requirements in order to use as a defense
4. Impossibility
a. legal impossibility:
b. factual impossibility:
c. be able to explain impossibility as a defense
C. Conspiracy
a. Define:
b. The Elements
E. Solicitation
a. Define:
b. Elements
IV. Chapter 9: Homicide
A. Homicide
1. Born-alive rule
2. When does life end?
a. Death (define)
b. Uniform Brain Death Act (what does it say?)
B. Murder
1. Define:
2. Elements:
3. Types:
a. Willful, deliberate premeditated intent to kill murders
b. Felony murders

4. Willful, deliberate premeditated murders

specific intent plus real premeditation deliberation
equivalent of specific intent
5. The Death Penalty
a. bifurcated trial describe
b. aggravating vs. mitigating circumstances
B. Second Degree Murder
1. Depraved Heart Murders
a. define:
b. Recklessness (define)
2. Felony Murder
a. Define:
b. Elements
1) Third party exception:
2) Resisting-victim exception
C. Manslaughter
1. Background
a. Define:
b. 2 types: voluntary and involuntary
c. Voluntary Manslaughter (define):
1) Elements:
2) Adequate provocation (define):
3) Common law- 4 reasonable provocations
4) Paramour rule :
5) Cooling off period (define)
d. Involuntary manslaughter (2 types)
1) criminal negligent manslaughter
a. define:
b. elements:
2) Unlawful Act Manslaughter : define
V. Chapter 13: Crimes Against the State
A. Treason
1. Elements
2. Concerns of the drafters of the Constitution
B. Anti-Terrorism Crimes
a. Date
b. In response to what event
c. Define
2. USA Patriot Act
a. Date
b. In response to what event
c. Define

3. IRTPA define
a. how did it attempt to fix statutes dealing with Crimes of Material
Support problems
4. Crimes of Providing Material Support to Terrorists
a. Define
b. Proximity crimes (define)
c. Understand Constitutional problems with these statutes
Also be familiar with the following cases:
State v. Zeta Chi
People v. Kimball
Byford v. State
By familiar, I mean have a general understanding of the facts and the legal concept that the
case stood for. (But NOT for the essay. Your essay will be based on your overall knowledge of
these chapters)