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Actus Reus and Criminal Liability

For someone to be convicted of a criminal offence, that person
would have to satisfy both the physical and mental elements of
the specific crime. People cannot be held liable for their evil
thoughts if they do not proceed with them, nor should people that…

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The liability for omissions only arises where D was under a duty to
act, normally, a person would not be obliged under the law to
save a help a person dying on the street. In the UK, a person is
only required to act when he is under some sort…


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