Sports Crimes – Lecture Outline

I. Introduction

A. Review sports torts

B. Distinguish between crimes (in general) and sport-specific crimes

II. General Criminal Law Principles

A. Burden of proof

B. Defenses to crimes

C. Criminal intent (mens rea)

D. Felony vs. Misdemeanor

III. Categories of Crimes

A. Crimes against the person

B. Crimes against property

C. Crimes affecting the public health and welfare

1. Ticket scalping

2. Gambling

a. NCAA

b. State

c. Federal

3. Point Shaving

4. Fantasy Sports (?)

5. Sports Agent Crimes

6. Dog Fighting

D. Crimes against the government