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Unit 2 Law Revision

The prosecution must prove that the defendant committed an Actus Reus and had the Mens
Rea at the same time.

Actus Reus
Consists of more than just an act, it also consists of all other circumstances and
consequences that are required for the offence…

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State of affairs cases Not doing a positive act but `being found', `being in possession',
`being in charge'. The prosecution only need to prove the existence of the factual
circumstances. R V LARSONNEUR


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