Mala prohibita

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(Law) offenses prohibited by statute, as distinguished from mala in se, which are offenses at common law.

See also: Mala

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(56) The BIA defines moral turpitude as "conduct which is inherently base, vile, or depraved, and contrary to the accepted rules of morality and the duties owed between persons or to society in general." (57) Crimes that are malum in se or "per se morally reprehensible and intrinsically wrong" rather than malum prohibitum are classified as CIMTs because it is the act itself, and not its statutory prohibition, that renders a crime one of moral turpitude.
"Sa mga desisyon ng Supreme Court itong SALN submission requirement, itong tawag po nila ditto sa batas ay malum prohibitum, hindi po yan essential o mahalaga (In the SC decisions the submission requirement is called under the law malum prohibitum, not essential)," he told reporters Thursday (May 31).
A subset of these new, malum prohibitum laws--important for its impact on community policing--is the regulation of controlled substances.
By way of special law, it would be wise to make it a public policy to deem fake news a malum prohibitum offense,' she added.
the nonviolent malum prohibitum nature of all immigration violations,
developed as a response to the advent and spread of malum prohibitum
Kainen noted in some instances felonies can be malum prohibitum crimes for relatively minor offenses, such as picking up an arrowhead in a state park, and an automatic suspension in such cases can be harsh.
His discussion is consistent with the notion that state-sponsored force is acceptable but only for true "criminal matters," based on something like the malum prohibitum versus malum in se distinction.
But the supposed "over-criminalization" criticized by the right largely targets acts or omissions that are malum prohibitum, meaning they are deemed illegal under highly technical statutes and regulations that are unintelligible to the average person, including such statutory schemes as Dodd-Frank banking reform and complex environmental laws.
described in ethical terms as malum prohibitum: wrong because it has
Alternatively, testamentary gifts subject to clauses that prohibit or restrict marriage may be viewed as malum in se or malum prohibitum. In either case, the condition contravenes public policy, in the former because a clause is inherently wrong, in the latter because the condition breaches a legal rule, "statute or the like." (23) The outcome of finding a condition malum in se differs from concluding that it is malum prohibitum.
proscribes conduct that is malum prohibitum (94) as opposed to conduct