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Question by TDUB
Submitted on 12/3/2003
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What is moral turpitude?


Answer by Ozzmon
Submitted on 12/11/2003
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Conduct that is regarded as immoral.

 

Answer by M Choudhury
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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Your estimation of what constitutes an moral/immoral act

 

Answer by babu daniel
Submitted on 3/30/2004
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inherent baseness of practise or behavior

 

Answer by Pbbth
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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According to Utah Department of Public Safety it includes theft, shoplifting, sex crimes, etc.

 

Answer by Borchardt
Submitted on 4/9/2004
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Any behavior that is immoral

 

Answer by Steve Foree
Submitted on 7/15/2004
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An act that is viewed by society as demonstrating a serious lack of morals and or conciense.

 

Answer by no-one
Submitted on 10/28/2004
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The term "involving moral turpitude" is difficult to define with precision. However, a challenge to this designation as being unconstitutionally vague has been rejected.
Chu v. Cornell, 247 F.2d 929 (9th Cir. 1957), cert. denied 355 U.S. 892 (1958). Administrative case law has characterized moral turpitude as "a nebulous concept, which refers generally to conduct that shocks the public conscience." Obviously, offenses such as murder, voluntary manslaughter, kidnaping, robbery, and aggravated assaults involve moral turpitude. However, assaults not involving dangerous weapons or evil intent have been held not to involve moral turpitude. Conspiracy, attempt, or being an accessory involves moral turpitude if the underlying offense involves moral turpitude. There is administrative and judicial case law holding that any crime having as an element the intent to defraud is a crime involving moral turpitude. See Gordon and Mailman, Immigration Law and Procedure, 75.05[1][d].



 

Answer by Nat
Submitted on 12/8/2004
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Does this include assualt?

 

Answer by cherbear
Submitted on 1/26/2005
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moral turpitude means being a morally responsibly person that does not committ crimes against others as well as against the law. Being of good moral standing.

 

Answer by jojo
Submitted on 3/14/2005
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Any job you take or keep for the money when you would have preferred doing something else!! Convicted? Ha!! Let's see now, who's innocent?

 

Answer by EchoHawk
Submitted on 7/15/2005
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An act that is viewed by society as demonstrating a serious lack of morals and or conscience.

 

Answer by paxmelai
Submitted on 8/2/2005
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any act that is against the law.

 

Answer by Nit Picker
Submitted on 8/24/2005
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Now define immoral.
Lying about weapons of mass destruction?
Being gay or lesbian?
Pregnancy out of wedlock?
Parking in a handicap spot?

 

Answer by Tim
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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a nebulous concept, which refers generally to conduct that shocks the public conscience

 

Answer by chance
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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Seems like a law passed against foreigners.  Darn foreigners.

 

Answer by Bob
Submitted on 11/21/2005
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An act that indicates a lack of moral structure and/or conscience.  As such, the result of the act is not the primary factor in analysis; rather, the intent behind the act is.  For example, getting a water cup at a fast-food restaurant, then filling it with coke is an act of moral turpitude.  Though the theft was of de minimus value, the intent was to steal.

 

Answer by AOL IM imtheplanb
Submitted on 12/17/2005
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turpitude is the thing that makes black chicks mouth off even when they know they are wrong

 

Answer by FlyboyRick
Submitted on 1/18/2006
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Does that include DUI?

 

Answer by Lee Roy Sanders, Jr.
Submitted on 3/5/2006
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Moral Turpitude: The abuse of citizens and a society cultivated, that subverts the intellect of natural instinct, unto a lesser being.

 

Answer by MattPI
Submitted on 3/13/2006
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Moral turpitude is defined for the purposes of discipline imposed upon a professional educator by the Commission in 22 Pa Code 237.9. It includes the following:

(1) That element and personal misconduct in the private and social duties which a person owes to his fellow human beings or to society in general, which characterizes the act done as an act of baseness, vileness or depravity, and contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between two human beings.


(2) Conduct done knowingly contrary to justice, honesty or good morals.


(3) Intentional, knowing or reckless conduct causing bodily injury to another or intentional, knowing or reckless conduct which, by physical menace, put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.

 

Answer by Shawman
Submitted on 4/30/2006
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An act involving moral turpitude is considered intentionally evil, making the act a crime.

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 6/4/2006
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Excuse me, persons should know what they are talking about when they answer a question. 8 U.S.C. subsection 1251 (a)(2)(A)(i) states the crime of moral turpitude is "a nebulous concept, which refers to conduct that shocks the public conscience" - murder, voluntary manslaughter, kidnapping, robbery, and aggravated assualts involve moral turpitude. Assaults NOT involving dangerous weapons or evil intent have been held NOT to involve moral turpitude. This crime usually involves confinement of one year or more. Thank you. Lets make sure when we name something we name it correctly.

 

Answer by mijhana
Submitted on 6/5/2006
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Jerry Springer, baby!

 

Answer by linda
Submitted on 6/14/2006
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an evil act,that could become a services of crime

 

Answer by bhart
Submitted on 6/19/2006
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An act or behavthat gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community, a quality of dishonestyor lack of charcter or integerity.

 

Answer by Punky
Submitted on 7/10/2006
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it is an act that is done with evil intentions. or done just to harm someone.

 

Answer by Dennis
Submitted on 8/24/2006
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Question ones ability to tell the truth.

 

Answer by SweetSweetMonkeyLove
Submitted on 10/4/2006
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_turpitude

You're welcome

 

Answer by williebillh
Submitted on 10/10/2006
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Chasing chickens downtown naked with a machete while screaming budda, budda, budda.

 

Answer by mroe
Submitted on 11/2/2006
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an act that is purposefully vile or evil.

 

Answer by Joe Joe The Killer Chimp
Submitted on 11/4/2006
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Being a Homosexual ie. a.s.s. pirate, rump ranger, turd burglar, etc

 

Answer by big dave
Submitted on 1/4/2007
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olso not paying bills, eg credit cards and getting sued.

 

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