Essays Tagged: "Actus reus"

Law- General Defences- Examining all the possible defences for some one charged with murder- Actus Reus and Mens Rea

nd essential element of a crime that must be proved to secure a conviction. This is referred to as 'Actus Reus'. In most cases the actus reus will simply be an act (e.g. appropriation of property is t ... nother). Sometimes, however, it may be an omission to act (e.g. failure to prevent death may be the actus reus of manslaughter) or it may include a specified consequence (death resulting within a year ...

(11 pages) 168 2 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

What improvements, if any, will there be to the present law on consent and on mistaken belief in consent in rape cases as a result of the Sexual Offences Bill 2003?

annot ordinarily be found guilty of a serious criminal offence unless two elements are present: the actus reus or guilty act and the mens rea or guilty mind. The prosecution has to prove that the accu ... e crime charged and the accused is innocent unless proven beyond reasonable doubt that he is guilty.Actus reus is defined in Haughton v Smith as the elements of an offence excluding those which concer ...

(10 pages) 97 2 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Criminal law

ving the other of it." Five things present in order for Albert to be convicted for theft.Within the actus reus there are three elements - Property, appropriation and belonging to another. Albert would ... njure some propriety right of his, suffices to constitute the offence of conspiracy to defraud".The actus reus for conspiracy to defraud is that there must be an agreement that can be wider than that ...

(7 pages) 112 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Corpus Delecti

are several elements that make up corpus delicti. The two main elements that will be discussed are actus reus (guilty act) and mens rea (guilty mind). These elements must be proven for corpus delicti ... rea (guilty mind). These elements must be proven for corpus delicti to be present.The guilty act or actus reus is the actual crime that has been committed. The concept of culpability or blameworthines ...

(5 pages) 56 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Intention in Criminal Cases

which can also be described as the guilty mind. Most crimes have to have included a Mens Rea and an Actus Reus. Without the Mens Rea there is no crime unless a reasonable man could foresee the outcome ...

(7 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

How has the law developed on intention?

ccused has no general defence (self defence, protection of another person, etc.) or special defence.Actus Reus:Although it is illogical, English law reflects the feeling in society that the degree of ... worthy act'; it is used to denote the event on which a criminal offence is based. In many cases the actus reus will be an explicit act (theft, assault, etc). In others it will be a prohibited state of ...

(7 pages) 60 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

inchoate offences

tries to prevent".. For an inchoate offence there must be Mens Rea and in some cases there must be Actus Reus also. If A after procuring a loaded gun fires at B but however B escapes, but even though ... liable for punishment for attempting the offense. And also in above case there exists Mens Rea and Actus Reus but however it does not made any injury. This illustration can be categorized into an inc ...

(21 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

“Corporate criminal liability for manslaughter has finally been given statutory form and rightly so.” Discuss.

basis for any form of criminal liability requires proof of the criminal act having been committed ("actus reus") along with mental culpability ("mens rea").� This posed a conceptually difficult ... liable if it was established inter alia (i) that an individual within the company had fulfilled the actus reus and mens rea of the offence and (ii) this individual met the strict common law test for t ...

(19 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law