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Unit 2: Underlying principles of a criminal liability

Actus Reus:
Actus Reus is the guilty act of a crime; it is the voluntary deliberate act of the defendant.

The act of a defendant comprises of the following:

It is unlawful
The act has the consequence of causing an injury to…

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c) An act of Parliament requires a person to act

A person is required to provide care for a child under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.
The failure to do so will result in an omission as they are bound by law to do something and they have…


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