This is meant to be two separate questions that need to be at least 6-8 sentences. Please do not combine the short answer questions.
Identify and define the “Culpable Mental States” used in Texas. (Intent-Mens Rea) https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.6.htm
Discuss why “culpability” or Mens Rea are used in the requirements of a criminal act and identify under what circumstances would “culpability” would not need to be proved. Discuss if you think “culpability” should be a necessary part of a “criminal act.” Why or why not?
The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure: Article 2.01. DUTIES OF DISTRICT ATTORNEYS gives a statutory directive of the role of prosecuting attorneys in Texas. https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.2.htm Using the textbook and “outside” academic resources; identify, compare, and contrast the roles and duties of the “Prosecutor” and “Defense Attorney” in the “Texas Criminal Justice System.” Discuss if you agree or disagree with these roles as they currently exist, if any changes should be made, and their effectiveness.