Criminal Behavior Law and Legal Definition

Criminal behavior refers to conduct of an offender that leads to and including the commission of an unlawful act.

Following are examples of case laws on criminal behavior:

Sexual acts with a 10 year old child clearly constitute criminal behavior. The evidence of the appellant's prior sexual acts was properly considered by the trial court as criminal behavior. [State v. Robinson, 1998 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 1325 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1998)].

A trial court may utilize criminal behavior shown by a preponderance of the evidence to enhance a sentence without violating federal or state due process. [State v. Robinson, 1998 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 1325 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1998)].

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