Basis of Crimes (Questions & Answers)


Please answer the following questions for your research response. They cover Chapters 4 and 5 in your text. They all have a basis in your book but you will probably have to do some outside research.

1) What is the Actus Reus of a crime? When does failure to act constitute an act?

2) What is the Mens Rea of a crime? What is the difference between general and specific intent?

3) Think about the modern approach to the law of principals, discussed on pages 111-112 of your text. Is it fair to assess the same degree of fault and impose the same punishment on an accomplice as on a perpetrator? Why or why not?

4) What are inchoate offenses?

5) Define the crimes of attempt, solicitation, and conspiracy, including whether or not they merge with the underlying crime if that crime is completed.

6) What is the “actus reus” or act requirement for each of the offenses of attempt, solicitation, and conspiracy?

7) Provide an example of an attempt, a solicitation, and a conspiracy for a serious crime.

8) What are the justifications for criminalizing the offenses (each addressed individually) of attempt, solicitation and conspiracy, and do they make sense?

This assignment should be 2-4 pages, double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with one inch margins all around. Please submit this assignment as a word document and cite all of your references in APA format. (Citations to your book are required in text and in the reference section, as well as any outside resources you use).

The book is Criminal Law & Procedure. John Scheb and John M. Scheb II. 8th Ed.

Social work practice approaches in mental health

Journal Questions
Address the following question areas in your reflective journal:
Social work practice approaches in mental health (800 words)

Reflect on your experience of engaging and listening in the triads. How did you feel?  What did you do well and why?  Which skills do you think you need to develop further and how might you go about this?

Describe your experience of practising assessment and counselling skills behind the one-way mirror. This should include:-how you handled the fact that the class was observing on the other side of the mirror; what you enjoyed about the practice; what was difficult; how you felt when you received feedback from the class; what you took away from this for future skills development.

Describe your experience as an outsider witness.  How did you feel about commenting on fellow students’ practice?  What did you gain out of this exercise?