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Actus Reus: Basics and Omissions
Actus Reus: The guilty act Mens Rea: The guilty mind
Both must be proven beyond reasonable doubt
Actus Reus
Voluntary conduct must be proved, if it is involuntary, court will award defendant a defence.
Broome v Perkins: Diabetic in hypoglycaemic state drove and caused several accidents. Court ruled he must hav
exercised some control over his actions so Actus Reus was present.
Types of Actus Reus
Result Crimes: Actus Reus is a result: Bullet wounds.…read more

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DPP v SantanaBermudez Lied about needles in pocket…read more

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