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An attempt is where a person tries to commit an offense but for some reason fails. The majority
of crimes can be attempted (theft, murder, rape etc).
A case example of an attempt to murder is White:

Attempt is now defined as:
If, with intent to commit an offence to…

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For an attempt the defendant usually has to have the same mens rea as would be required for
the full offence. If the prosecution cannot prove that D had the intention then D is not guilty of
attempting the crime. This is shown in the cases of Easom and Husseyn.…


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