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Personally Injured from a Dangerous Crime

Examples of Inherently Dangerous Crimes

There are many different kinds of negative acts that people do to other people. Some of these acts are not only dangerous but also evil. What are inherently dangerous crimes? They are crimes that just by their nature are evil. Another term to describe these crimes is the Latin phrase - Malum in se. This means evil in itself. What are some examples of inherently dangerous crimes?


Murder is considered one of the worst crimes one can commit. When a person is convicted of murder, the consequences for the person's actions are severe with anything from years and years in prison to receiving the ultimate penalty - the death penalty. Homicide, which is the killing of a human being, could be legal, such as a police officer killing a suspect in self-defense. However, murder is an unlawful homicide and acts that are considered murder include malice aforethought. This means that a person intends to kill another. Examples of murder are when a woman kills her husband through the use of poison or when a man kills another man with a gun out of revenge. (1)


Rape is another crime that is considered particularly heinous; it occurs when one person forces sexual intercourse on another person. The act can include vaginal, oral or anal penetration. The party who is being forced into sexual intercourse is being forced without consent. Physical force is most often used, but weapons, etc., are also sometimes used.
Falk & Falk Personal Injury Law Firm says to keep as many details as possible in memory and writing because, too often, rapists get away with their heinous crimes. An important note about rape and consent is that lack of consent can come in many forms besides just saying “no.” A child, for example, cannot give consent. A drug or alcohol affected person in a position to be unable to give consent is another example.
Rape is still rape regardless if you don’t fight back, you’re married to the perpetrator, you do not remember the rape, and more. (2)


There’s robbery and then there’s burglary. What’s the difference? Robbery happens when a person forces or threatens a person to give something up. A burglary happens when an individual enters a building with the intent of committing a crime. The crime can be theft, but it could also be vandalism or arson, for examples. Therefore, if you set up a plan to enter a house and then set it on fire, and you successfully commit the act, that's burglary. Arson would also be included in the accusations. (3)


Arson is another one of those crimes with intent. It is when a person intentional burns another person’s property or home. However, in some cases, arson also applies to intentional burning your property for an unlawful purpose. One of the most common reasons for someone to commit arson is to burn a building or a home to collect insurance money. (4)

These examples of inherently dangerous crimes are felonies. Felonies are a crime against people or property. (5) Examples of crimes that can be considered felonies include Types of Felonies
There are many different types of felony crimes. Some felony crimes include the following: murder, rape, manslaughter, kidnapping, burglary, rape, extortion, forgery, embezzlement, child pornography, etc. An individual who is convicted of a felony is considered a felon. Normally, a felony stays on a person’s record forever.

If you or a family member is a victim of a felony, it is always recommended that you contact law enforcement as well as hire an attorney. You want to do this as soon as possible, because the sooner you take action the easier it is to find the culprit or culprits. However, in most cases, there is no statute of limitations, or deadline, to prosecute for a felony.

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