Learning Objectives

  1. Define and distinguish perfect and imperfect defenses.
  2. Define affirmative defense and describe how an affirmative defense is different from a standard factual defense.
  3. Define factual defense and alibi. Identify several causes of wrongful convictions.
  4. Define and distinguish the defenses of necessity and duress.
  5. Identify the elements of defense. Define and describe the relationship between the castle doctrine, retreat doctrine, and stand-your-ground laws.
  6. Identify the elements of consent and describe two crimes or circumstances to which a person may not consent to being a victim.