Concurrence: Legal Definition & Exceptions

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In general, what element(s) make up a crime?

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1. The requirement that the guilty state of mind and guilty act coincide is known as which of the following?

2. When can a guilty mental state be retroactively applied to a guilty action to prove guilt?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In a legal setting, concurrence in the law requires that the prosecution proves the guilt of a defendant in both their actions and intent. To be successful on this quiz, an understanding of the fundamentals of criminal law is necessary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools to gauge your understanding of the following terms:

  • Concurrence
  • Contemporaneity
  • Simultaneity

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about what constitutes concurrence in the law
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the requirements of concurrence
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about concurrence and how it applies and doesn't apply in various legal situations

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, please review the accompanying lesson on 'Concurrence: Legal Definition & Lesson'. The objectives of this course include:

  • Study the application of concurrence to legal matters
  • How lawyers must prove the contemporaneity/simultaneity of criminal action and intent
  • Discover the exceptions to this legal requirement
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