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A Crime is:
a wrongful act or wrongful failure to act by the defendant with wrongful intent for which the state will seek punishment.
Criminal Battery
is an intentional or criminally negligent act causing an unlawful, harmful or offensive touching of the victim.
Criminal Assault
is an attempted battery or an intentional act causing the victim to be reasonably apprehensive of an imminent battery.
Mens Rea
Evil intent
(The thing that distinguishes crimes from torts is that for crimes the defendants must usually act (or fail to act) because of an evil intent.)
Strict Liability Crime
Crimes for which no evil intent must be proven.