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Criminal Question

How do you define the word "criminal" (in reference to a person)?
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  1. I am voting "someone who commits a crime," but I think the options are not specific enough. The first option should be split into two:
    - someone who commits an act that is malum in se
    - someone who commits an act that is malum prohibitum

    I say that because I don't think a crime has been committed just because government prohibits something (malum prohibitum). That something has to be wrong in itself (malum in se) for it to truly be a crime.

  2. One who commits a crime is a criminal.

    One who is convicted of a crime is a convict.

    at least that's what Leopard's built-in dictionary tells me. 🙂

  3. Daniel said on July 14, 2009:

    ...That something has to be wrong in itself (malum in se) for it to truly be a crime.

    I'm with Daniel.


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