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Attempt

 

one of the stages in the commission of a crime. According to Soviet criminal law, an attempt is a deliberate action immediately directed at the commission of a crime, which is not brought to completion for reasons independent of the will of the guilty person. A distinction is made between complete and incomplete attempts, depending on whether the guilty person did everything he considered necessary to carry out his intention. A further distinction is made between attempts in circumstances that make accomplishment of the criminal objective impossible (faulty attempts; negodnye pokusheniia) and attempts where it is possible (godnye pokusheniia). Punishment for an attempt is set according to the statute that provides for liability for the corresponding crime, with regard for the nature and degree of social danger of the actions, the degree of accomplishment of the criminal intention, and the factors that prevented the crime from being brought to completion.

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Other than the offender's claim that he was attempting to commit suicide, no facts or circumstances corroborated his assertion.
When they approached the suspect, he became violent, striking at the officers and attempting to flee.
Clearly, those attempting suicide are more likely to have been hospitalized during periods of crisis; are more likely to have seen a physician, especially a psychiatrist; and are more likely to have obtained counseling.
Claudius, knowing that Polonius is attempting to appear honorable, replies: "As a man faithful and honourable" (2.
For example, if an aggressive resident is attempting to promote change, the greater percentage of his/her energy is likely to be directed in a forward (promoting) direction (attempting to leave a locked unit is a good example).
This approach may be adopted for use in other states to permit characterization of persons attempting suicide and to assist in refining prevention and early-intervention measures.
Practitioners must examine the rehabilitation process to seek ways to improve the delivery of services to persons with disabilities and develop means of identifying persons at risk of attempting suicide.
5-fold higher risk of attempting suicide than those who carried none of the three mutations.
The 27-year-old officer referred to above was attempting to assist his fallen comrade when he, too, was shot.
The subject is attempting to escape from the vicinity of a violent confrontation in which he inflicted or attempted the infliction of death or serious physical injury.
Currently, pending before the courts are several cases in which taxpayers are attempting to clarify exactly to what portion of receipts the utility tax applies.