Learning Objectives

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

➤ Provide three examples of crimes against the state

➤ Describe espionage and identify two case examples

➤ Summarize the goals of treason law

➤ Explain the difference between espionage and treason

➤ Define sedition and reference two case examples

➤ Discuss two laws that punish terrorism

➤ Provide examples of domestic terrorism

➤ Discuss the rationales for punishing crimes against the state

➤ Define perjury and its elements

➤ List two reasons for punishing obstruction of justice and bribery

➤ Provide two examples of offenses involving state officials

➤ Compare the harm of crimes against the state and the harm of crimes involving public officials