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Means and Opportunity

by

C.S. Miller




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Copyright © 2011 by C.S. Miller

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In criminal law, means, motive, and opportunity is a summation of the three aspects of a crime needed to convince a jury of guilt in a criminal proceeding. Respectively, they refer to: the ability of the defendant to commit the crime (means), the reason the defendant had to commit the crime (motive), and whether or not the defendant had the chance to commit the crime (opportunity).




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