Learning Objectives

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to

➤ Discuss the difference between criminal and moral wrongdoing

➤ Understand the distinction between mala in se and mala prohibita offenses

➤ List three sources of criminal law

➤ Explain the differences between common law and statutory law

➤ List two goals of the Model Penal Code

➤ Differentiate between a crime and a tort

➤ Know the distinction between federal and state legislation

➤ State the four types of correctional supervision

➤ Identify the elements of a case brief