Specific Intent vs. General Intent

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Specific Intent vs. General Intent

Postby iworkforlsac » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:38 am

In crimlaw, is a crime's status (if u will...) as a general intent or specific intent crime fixed? or is there wiggle room for interpreting the crime as either of the two categories?

(More specifically: I'm talking about a situation where, in an exam, a professor makes up a crime and a statute related to that crime. Should we give a fixed answer to the crime as either a speciifc or general intent crime, or can we argue that it can be both?)

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