Actus Reus and Mens Rea.

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Actus Reus & Mens Rea.

  • The physical element of a crime.
  • Split into 4 main parts.
  • A voluntary act/omission (HILL V BAXTER).
  • Not liable for true omissions but are for continuing acts.
  • We are liable under english law for a contractual duty - (R V PITWOOD).
  • Duty as a carer (R V STONE&DOBINSON).
  • Creating a dangerous situation (R V MILLER).
  • Causation - must be the factual and legal cause.
  • factual causation is
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