After reading Chapter 3 and also watching the above video, discuss the differences between general and specific intent and what crimes would require each. Which do you feel would present more challenges to prosecutors or most difficult to prove? Which crimes might be easier to prove intent than others? What kinds of proof might be used for certain crimes than others?

  1. Failure to act involves specific people. What kind of people can be convicted of failure to act crimes? Why does society require certain people to take action and not others?