malum prohibitum

   (Latin: wrong due to being prohibited) Crimes defined by statute, as compared to crimes based on common law and clear violations of society's norms. Such statutory crimes include criminal violations of regulatory acts and most white collar crimes involving business and finance.

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  • Malum prohibitum — (plural mala prohibita, literal translation: wrong [as or because] prohibited ) is a Latin phrase used in law to refer to conduct that constitutes an unlawful act only by virtue of statute,[1] as opposed to conduct evil in and of itself, or malum …   Wikipedia

  • malum prohibitum — malum pro·hib·i·tum / prō hi bə təm/ n pl mala pro·hib·i·ta / hi bə tə/ [New Latin, prohibited offense]: an offense prohibited by statute but not inherently evil or wrong is malum prohibitum and, therefore, does not demand mens rea Commonwealth v …   Law dictionary

  • malum prohibitum — /maebm prahibatam/ A wrong prohibited; a thing which is wrong because prohibited; an act which is not inherently immoral, but becomes so because its commission is expressly forbidden by positive law; an act involving an illegality resulting from… …   Black's law dictionary

  • malum prohibitum — See mala prohibits …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • malum prohibitum — …   Useful english dictionary

  • crime malum prohibitum — n. A crime that is illegal because it is prohibited by statute. See also malum prohibitum The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • roy poet dispenser ove malum prohibitum, mais non malum per se — The king can grant a dispensation for a malum prohibitum, but not for a malum per se …   Black's law dictionary

  • act malum prohibitum — /aekt msbm prahibatam/ See malum prohibitum …   Black's law dictionary

  • act malum prohibitum — See mala prohibita …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • offense malum prohibitum — See mala prohibita …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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