Identify and describe laws regarding statutory rape in your state
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Instructions This assignment explores strict liability laws involving statutory rape. In many jurisdictions, statutory rape is a strict liability crime. Evidence that the victim appeared to be an adult or that the defendant was misled by the victim about his or her age are not defenses for this crime. Using the CSU Online Library and additional scholarly resources, research statutory rape in your state, and address the items below. Identify and describe laws regarding statutory rape in your state. What does it mean to define statutory rape as a strict liability crime? What are the requirements for corpus delicti in this crime per your state penal code? Include the possible actus reus, mens rea, and concurrence. Discuss the attempted statutory rape code per your state, including what constitutes an attempted (or inchoate) crime. Do you feel this should receive the proscribed punishment as listed? Support your position. ** Alternative: If there is no attempted statutory rape law in your state code, complete the following: Find an attempted crime listed in your state penal code. Discuss the crime and proscribed punishments. Do you agree with such punishments as listed? Support your position. Based on what you have read during your research, offer two arguments, as described below. Include reasons/justifications for each argument, supported by your research. First argument: Support keeping statutory rape as a strict liability crime. Second argument: Oppose keeping statutory rape as a strict liability crime. Your assignment must be at least two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. It should present an insightful and thorough analysis with strong arguments and evidence. While you may use your textbook to complete this assignment, you are required to use at least two outside resources, one of which must be from the CSU Online Library. All resources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Your case study, including all references, will be formatted in APA Style.