I'm in college taking criminal justice and need an answer if possible. Would be greatly appreciated.
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Crimes are distinguished by the requisite culpable mental state, not the perpetrator's motive. Please review the Texas Penal Code:
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Yep, you didn't "get it", but this is not the place to find it. Go to your library and check out a treatise on criminal law. Or maybe read your text again after some time to think it over. Ask this question in class -- if you are confused, probably others are also, and the instructor would like to know that.
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