Mala in se: Definition, Crimes & Examples


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Which of the following is an example of a crime Mala in se?

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1. Mala in se is defined as ______ .

2. Which of the following facts about crimes mala in se are true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your knowledge of the terms malum in se and malum prohibitum with this quiz and worksheet combo. See if you can select examples of these types of crimes and pick out defining characteristics of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can take this quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • The definition of malum in se
  • Examples of malum in se crimes
  • What factors place a crime in the malum in se category
  • Why mala prohibita are more difficult to identify than mala in se

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - use your understanding of mala prohibita to choose attributes of these crimes
  • Distinguishing differences - answer questions about two contrasting categories of crimes
  • Information recall - give examples of and recall facts from the lesson about crimes mala in se

Additional Learning

To find out more about the concept of mala in se, review the lesson called Mala in se: Definition, Crimes & Examples. This lesson will teach you:

  • What qualifies a crime as mala in se or mala prohibita
  • How to distinguish between the two types of crimes
  • Common crimes that fit into each category
  • Origin of these crime definitions