Potential Crimes Committed
DQ 1: Read the attached article. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/05/10/torture-at-abu-ghraib (Links to an external site.) Identify potential crimes committed as described in the article. Who were the parties to the potential crimes? Use the formal names for parties to crime. Is there evidence of both actus reus and mens rea? Discuss .your position. DQ 2: 1. What are strict liability criminal offenses? https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/strict_liability (Links to an external site.) 2. Read the articles regarding the Muria ethnic group of India. Might the cultural pattern described constitute a strict liability criminal offense in the United States? http://www.bastariya.com/ghothuls-different-tribes/ (Links to an external site.) https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/living/story/19970630-controversial-custom-of-teenage-mating-among-muria-tribals-gains-ground-in-madhya-pradesh-832653-1997-06-30 (Links to an external site.) 3. Identify the possible strict liability criminal offense and the legal criteria for such. 4. As global migration increases, discrepancies between old home and new home cultures may arise. This is the case with differing laws. How should legal systems balance situations that involve discrepancies between cultural norms/ancient traditions and current laws?
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