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Criminal law is by definition jurisdictional and the definition for a crime may differ greatly from one jurisdiction to the next. Generally the definitions for crimes may be found in a country's penal code. In contrast, the procedural aspects of a given criminal justice system will be found in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Following is a sample list of some of the most common crimes that are present in almost every criminal justice system around the globe.
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Revision as of 14:50, 5 November 2010

Criminal law is by definition jurisdictional and the definition for a crime may differ greatly from one jurisdiction to the next. Generally the definitions for crimes may be found in a country's penal code. In contrast, the procedural aspects of a given criminal justice system will be found in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Following is a sample list of some of the most common crimes that are present in almost every criminal justice system around the globe.

List of Crimes

  • Crimes Against the Person
    • Murder
    • Felony Murder
    • Manslaughter - Voluntary
    • Manslaughter - Involuntary
    • Assault
    • Battery
    • Mayhem
    • Rape
    • Kidnapping
    • Human or Sex Trafficking


  • Crimes Against Property
    • Arson
    • Blackmail
    • Burglary
    • Embezzlement
    • Extortion
    • False Pretense
    • Larceny
    • Receiving Stolen Property
    • Robbery
    • Trespass

Elements of a Crime

As a general rule, every crime has four elements:

  1. Actus Reus (Voluntary Act)
  2. Mens Rea (Culpable Mental State)
  3. Concurrence of Actus Reus and Mens Rea
  4. Damages

Notes