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Fault is defined in terms of responsibility and culpability or blame for something wrong.
Responsibility is defined in terms of ability to take rational decisions and rational is
defined in terms of reasonableness.

Fault is generally an essential requirement of liability in the law of tort. Liability in
negligence requires…

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The mens rea comprises the mental element of a crime. All of the nonfatal offences
except that provided by S,18 offences against the persons act, are crimes of basic
intent. Section 18 is a specific intent crime. All of the nonfatal offences, therefore
require proof of fault for a conviction.…


James Roden


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