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Mala Prohibita

crimes statutory prohibited

[Latin, Wrongs prohibited.] A term used to describe conduct that is prohibited by laws, although not inherently evil.

Courts commonly classify statutory crimes as mala prohibita. This, however, is not a fixed rule since not all statutory crimes are classified as such.

Examples of mala prohibita include public intoxication and carrying a concealed weapon.

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over 9 years ago

crimes mala prohibita is wrong because public policy demands it/prohibited