Assault, Battery, and Crimes Against Persons

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Review the following scenario in order to complete this assignment:

(A) is walking to towards her car in the shopping mall parking lot when a man suddenly jumps in front of her, points a knife in her face, and demands her purse. The attacker strikes (A) and rips the handle of her purse. Fortunately, (A) took self-defense class and hits the attacker with her knee and fists, keeps her purse, and runs to safety.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast the key similarities and differences between
    the crime of assault with a deadly weapon and the crime of felonious and
    aggravated battery. Provide one (1) example of each crime to support
    your response.
  2. Determine whether or not the jurisdiction in which the crime
    has occurred should consider the man’s actions as assault. Next,
    determine whether or not the jurisdiction should punish the man’s
    actions as battery. Justify your response.
  3. Suggest one (1) different fact pattern that would change the
    scenario from felonious and aggravated assault and / or battery to
    simple assault. Support the validity of your response.

Consider the following change to the scenario. (A) is forced at knife point into her car and made to drive the suspect away from the
mall, where they encounter a police roadblock. (A) is not allowed to
leave the car, despite the police negotiator’s demand that she be
allowed to exit the car.

  1. Discuss the crime of kidnapping. Next, debate whether or not the
    suggested change in Question 3 would allow the court to convict the
    attacker for the crime of kidnapping. Provide a rationale to support
    your response.
  2. Differentiate between the crimes of hostage taking and
    kidnapping. Support or critique the notion that one of the two crimes is
    more serious than the other. Justify your response.

Consider the following change to the scenario. (A) and the attacker
are romantically linked and are having an argument in the shopping mall
parking lot. (A) pulls a knife from her purse and swings it at the
attacker.

  1. Debate whether or not (A)’s action would require the attacker to defend himself. Provide a rationale to support your response.
  2. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this
    assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar types of websites do not qualify
    as academic resources.