Actus Reus's and Men's Rea's of Non-Fatal Offences

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  • Actus Reus (AR) and Men's Rea's (MR)
    • Assault
      • MR: Intention or recklessness to cause another to apprehend immediate unlawful force
      • AR: Any act that causes another to apprehend immediate unlawful force
    • S18 - GBH
      • MR: Intention to cause GBH or resist arrest
      • AR: Wounding or causing GBH. Wounding means the breaking of two layers of skin (JCC v Eisenhower)
    • Battery
      • MR: Intention or recklessness to apply unlawful force on another
      • AR: The application of unlawful force on another
    • S20 - GBH
      • MR: Intention or recklessness to cause another some harm. D doesn't need to intend or be reckless about causing a wound or GBH, some harm occurring is enough (Parmenter)
      • AR: Wounding or inflicting GBH. Wounding means the breaking of two layers of skin (JCC v Eisenhower )
    • S47 - ABH
      • General MR: Intention or recklessness as to the assault or battery
      • General AR: Assault occasioning ABH. Assault means assault or battery.

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