what is a crime

A political jurisdiction such as the federal government, state government, county government or municipality may take it upon themselves to enact ordinances or pass laws that prohibit certain activities and assess penalties conviction. For this discussion, locate the state statutes for any state you choose concerning a prohibited act such as a murder, rape, robbery. In your discussion board post, include the following information:
• the state and statute you chose
• the “elements of the crime” contained in the statute
• What must be proven by the prosecution to convict?
• the penalties associated with conviction