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Erin Potts Professor Morgan CRI 100 D1 16 January 2011 Legal defenses for criminal responsibility To convict a criminal defendant, the prosecutor must prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. As part of this process, the defendant is given an opportunity to present a defense. There are many types of defenses, from "I didn't do it" to "I did it, Here are some of the most common defenses that criminal defendants can raise. Depending on the crime committed the defenses could argue that the defendant was acting under duress. As just one possibility if why this crime may have occurred, Mens Rea has taught us that in the legal aspects of things there are many different ways a criminal can make a defense. Acting under duress is just one of many ways, like for instance the...