Arrest Analysis

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We must begin to look at the different scenarios that led to the arrest of Jack after he fled a murder and attempted murder crime scene. Behind each murder or attempted murder, in this case, we must show whether individual intentions were to commit such an act and if that act was ever attempted. When one murders an individual or attempt to murder an individual, charges should be brought against them. The statutory standard for an Attempted charge is defined as ‘a person is guilty of an attempt to commit a crime if there was intent, substantial step toward committing the act, and failure to commit the crime (Lippman, 2010, pg. 191). There are three key elements behind an individual attempt at crime; “an intent or purpose to commit a crime, an act or acts toward the commission of the crime, and a failure to commit the crime” (Lippman, pg. 191). In this particular case there should have been a charge of attempted murder as the three elements exist. In Jack’s attempt to shot Bert, it showed intent, an attempt, and, fortunately for Jack, a failure at committing the actual crime. As you can see, by the steps outlined of Jack actions, when he approached the car to kill Bert his intention were to murder an individual. Per definition murder is defined as “the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought” (Merriam-Webster, 2012). The unlawful killing took place when he shot at the two individual in the car, killing Pratt, however only showing attempt with Bert. Due to the fact the crime was not completed when he shot at Bert, because of the gun malfunction became the statutory standard for an attempted murder charge. The type of "attempts" that took place in Jack's case was both complete and incomplete. In understanding the steps that took place, the court decision to dismiss the attempted murder charges against Jack due to the

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