The Elements of a Crime: Definition & Overview


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Which of the following is not considered an element of a crime?

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1. Which of the following definitions describes the mental state element of a crime?

2. The guilty conduct (guilty act) is best described as which of the following elements?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your knowledge of the elements of a crime using this quiz/worksheet assessment tool. You must understand the details of each of these elements to answer all of the questions contained in this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you must be able to do the following:

  • List the elements of a crime
  • Describe the mental state element of a crime
  • Identify the element that is associated with the guilty conduct
  • Describe which concept concurrence is related to
  • Choose which element is related to the connection between a crime and the resulting harm

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as each of the four elements of crime
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding guilty conduct or guilty act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about concurrence and the mental state element

Additional Learning

If you need to learn more about this topic, it would be criminal not to refer to the lesson titled The Elements of a Crime: Definition & Overview. Details contained in this lesson include:

  • What criminal liability means
  • How crimes are defined
  • What the term mens rea means