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Justification Defense Used to Legally Justify Committing a Crime

What is Justification with regards to the commission of crimes and what are the different types (examples) of criminal defenses that fall under the category of Justification? In other words, is there any valid legal justification for committing a crime?

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Claiming Justification as a Criminal Defense

What are justifications in terms of criminal defense? In other words, is there any valid justification for committing a crime?

When an individual is accused of committing a criminal act it is possible to admit to the crime but offer a justification or explanation for why it was necessary to commit the act. Examples of justifications for criminal acts include: Self-defense, defense of others, defense of home and property, necessity, consent and resisting unlawful arrest.

What are the different types of justifications for committing a crime?

Self-Defense: A person can claim self-defense if it was necessary to avoid being seriously harmed, injured or killed. However, if there is a ...

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This library solution provides an overview of justifications as a criminal defense when an individual is accused of breaking the law; the different types (examples) of justifications are described as well. 479 words.

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