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Crimes of Moral Turpitude - Chapter Summary
These informative lessons cover crimes of moral turpitude, which include crimes against morality, drug crimes and intoxication. Learn about these important criminology topics with the short lessons provided here. Our lesson quizzes and chapter tests are great resources to use as you prepare for an exam. All of our learning tools are created by professional instructors, giving you confidence as you study. You're welcome to contact one of these instructors for help if you need assistance as you complete the chapter. These lessons are designed to help you do the following:
- Define and list types of victimless crime
- Give examples of crimes against morality
- Discuss the laws related to solicitation
- Describe how the intoxication defense is used
- Explain what constitutes a drug crime
1. Victimless Crimes: Definition, Types & Examples
Learn what constitutes victimless crimes. Review the definition of the term and examine different types of victimless crimes. Finally, review several examples of victimless crimes that likely occur every day.
2. Solicitation: Definition & Laws
Learn what constitutes solicitation in the legal world. We'll examine the definition of solicitation and review laws that govern this crime. Once you have completed this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of solicitation.
3. Intoxication & Law: Definition & Overview
Intoxication is a legal defense that may be used to prove that a criminal defendant lacked the required guilty mental state to be convicted of a crime. This lesson provides a general definition of intoxication and an introduction to how the defense is used.
4. Drug Crimes: Definition & Examples
This lesson defines the concept of a drug crime. We'll explore several examples of different types of drugs crimes, and we'll discuss some theories behind why so many drugs are illegal.
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- Measuring Crime through Criminal Justice Research
- Crime Patterns & Trends
- Victimization in Criminal Justice
- Rational Choice & Trait Theories in Criminology
- Social Structure & Social Process Theories in Criminology
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- Types of Sex Crimes
- Basics of Property Crime
- Economic & Public Order Crimes
- Political Crime & Terrorism
- Understanding Cyber Crime
- American Criminal Justice Systems
- Law Enforcement in America
- Punishment & Corrections
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