March 27, 2018

Corpus Delicti & Proving A Crime Was Committed In Florida

What Is Corpus Delicti? The terminology ‘Corpus Delicti’ basically means ‘the body of the crime’ but in order to understand what it means, here is an example. Let’s say a man walks into the police department and tells an officer in charge that he killed his neighbor’s wife a few days ago. So should he be arrested for the crime? The Corpus Delicti Rule means that before an arrest can be made, the state must prove that a crime has been committed. An out of court confession alone is not enough to arrest a person. In the scenario described, it could […]