Chapter Summary: Aggravated Assault

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Jeannette Alverio Journal 5 April 24, 2012 Chapter 8 Summary: Chapter 8 is about personal crimes. The chapter begins to discuss assault and battery. Assault is defined as the attempted or threatened battery. It is the intentional fear that is put into someone by the threat of bodily harm. Batter is the unlawful physical violence on another person without their consent. Assault is a specific intent crime and battery is the commission of the specific intent. To constitute assault one has to commit an overt act from which the inference can be drawn that a violent injury was intended. Aggravated assaults are assaults with the intent to commit another offense like rape or murder. Aggravated assault can mean that assault is committed with the intention of committing an additional crime or something that involves a special circumstance. Typically there has to be a weapon involved for it to be…show more content…
Perjury can be committed if a false statement is made under oath before any body that has lawful authority to administer an oath to the witness who appear before it. To constitute perjury the false statement must be material and has to concern a matter that has a bearing on the proceedings. Criminal contempt is deliberate conduct to obstruct or embarrass a court of law or conduct a demonstrated degrade of the role of the judicial officer. There are two types of criminal contempt direct contempt is the act committed in the presence of the court and indirect contempt is that act committed outside of the courts presence. Obstruction of justice is the attempt to interfere with the administration of public justice. It can be classified as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the severity of the obstruction. It may involve things like picketing or parading around a court house with the intention of disrupting the court. The most common for is resisting arrest even if the arrest isn’t

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