Crimen falsi

CRIMEN FALSI, civil law, crime. It is a fraudulent alteration, or forgery, to conceal or alter the truth, to the prejudice of another. This crime may, be committed in three ways, namely: 1. By forgery. 2. By false declarations or false oath, perjury. 3. By acts; as, by dealing with false weights and measures, by altering the current coin, by making false keys, and the like. Vide Dig. 48, 10, 22; Dig. 34, 8 2; Code, lib. 9, t. 22, 1. 2, 5, 9. 11, 16, 17, 23, and 24; Merl. Rep. h.t.; 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 426; 1 Phil. Ev. 26; 2 Stark. Ev. 715.
     2. What is understood by this, term in the common law, is not very clearly defined. Peake's Ev. 133; 1 Phil. Ev. 24; 2 Stark. Ev. 715. It extends to forgery, perjury, subornation of perjury, suppression of testimony by bribery, and conspiracy to convict of perjury. See 12 Mod. 209; 2 S. & R. 552; 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 373; and article Faux.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Esta claro que el emperador prefirio subsumir la conducta que trataba de manipular las balanzas o falsear las medidas staterae adulterinae a fin de obtener ganancias dentro del crimen falsi dado que aparecian nuevas figuras como la que se referencia en el texto en relacion a los testamentos, y cuya condena era la relegatio, sin distincion de si se trata o no de humilores como el fragmento pr.
Asi hemos visto como Trajano castigo los nuevos supuestos que iban mas alla de la alteracion o las conductas que implicaban la coalicion para especular, como era el uso de falsificacion de pesas o el uso de balanzas adulteradas staterae adulteunae (59), para las cuales quiso extender la aplicacion de la Lex Cornelia de falsaris, tipificando las conductas de los dardanarios bajo el crimen falsi. Adriano omitiendo referencias a la ley Cornelia, impone la relegato insulam contra las conductas que implicaban la falsificacion de pesos y medidas, falsas mesuras.
and for the purposes of this article, as crimen falsi crimes.
crimen falsi crime, discusses the advantages of a crimen falsi
therefore not be mandatorily admissible as crimen falsi.
(5) But while the automatic admissibility of crimen falsi convictions is largely unchallenged in practice, (6) defining exactly what constitutes a crimen falsi conviction in the first place is often confusing and contested.
The revision to subsection (a)(2) of FRE 609, in particular, limited automatically admissible crimen falsi convictions to those crimes for which "the elements of the crime required proof or admission of an act of dishonesty or false statement by the witness." (8) By operation of law, the federal changes automatically modified MRE 609 as of 1 June 2008.
(11) However, by tying an elemental analysis to crimen falsi determinations under the revised rule, Congress has apparently tried to narrow the doorway of automatic admissibility.
This article focuses instead on the history of one particularly intriguing form of classification--namely, the concept of crimen falsi, the crime of falsehood or deceit.
Part II surveys the history of crimen falsi from its origins in the Roman law of the first century B.C.E.
The rule covers two types of convictions: (1) non-crimen falsi crimes and (2) crimen falsi crimes.
The second type of conviction covered by MRE 609 are crimen falsi convictions.