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The mens rea for receiving stolen property varies from state to state. In some states, receivers have to know the goods are stolen. In others, believing the goods are stolen is enough. What is the required mens rea in Ohio? In all jurisdictions, knowledge may be inferred from surrounding circumstances, such as receiving goods from a known thief or buying goods at a fraction of their real value. What are the positive outcomes of each level of mens rea? What are the potential unexpected negative outcomes of each level of mens rea?
Criminal trespass used to be limited to unauthorized invasions of physical property, but now it includes unauthorized access to electronic information systems. The most common of these crimes is identity theft but there are many others. What are some of the other crimes and what harms have they caused? Do you know anyone who has been a victim of any "electronic information system" crime? What harms did he/she experience?