elements of crimes, actus reus, mens rea, causation, vicarious liability, complicity in crime, criminal liability of corporations, defenses, insanity, diminished capacity, intoxication, ignorance, self-defense, inchoate crimes, homicide, crimes against the person, crimes against habitation, burglary, arson, crimes against property, offenses against the government, offenses against the administration of justice Criminal law - American Legal Encyclopedia

International Criminal Court

International Criminal Court and the U.S. Position in the United States The United States is not a party to the Rome Statute. The United States signed the Statute on December 31, 2000, but at the time, the Clinton Administration had objections to it and said it would not submit it to the […]

Espionage and Censorship

In Legislation Espionage and Censorship in the U.S. Code: Title 18, Part I, Chapter 37 The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating espionage and censorship are compiled in the United States Code under Title 18, Part I, Chapter 37. It constitutes "prima facie" evidence […]

Personnel

Personnel in the United States Central Personnel Data File and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission This is a computer data file created and maintained by the OPM. The file is based on personnel action information submitted directly to the OPM by Executive Branch federal agency […]

Professions and Occupations

In Legislation Professions and Occupations in the U.S. Code: Title 18, Part I, Chapter 89 The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating professions and occupations are compiled in the United States Code under Title 18, Part I, Chapter 89. It constitutes "prima facie" […]

Probation

Probation in the United States A criminal sentence that allows a person to return to the community under supervised release. Probation is an alternative to imprisonment and is applied to almost two-thirds of sentenced offenders in the United States. Control is maintained over the offender by […]

Immunity of Witnesses

In Legislation Immunity of Witnesses in the U.S. Code: Title 18, Part V The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating immunity of witnesses are compiled in the United States Code under Title 18, Part V. It constitutes "prima facie" evidence of statutes relating to […]

Training

Training in the United States Introduction to Education And Training (State statute topic) The purpose of Training is to provide a broad appreciation of the Training legal topic. Select from the list of U.S. legal topics for information (other than Training). Finding the law: Training in the […]

Courts

Courts in the United States Courts in the United States Introduction to Courts Courts in the United States, government institutions that resolve legal disputes by trial and that hear appeals from such cases. The United States has a federal system of government in which power is divided […]

Kidnapping

Kidnapping in United States Kidnapping Definition The forcible abduction or stealing away of a man, woman, or ohild from their own country, and sending them into another Kidnapping in Foreign Legal Encyclopedias LinkDescription Kidnapping, Kidnapping in the World Legal Encyclopedia., […]