Actus reus and Mens Rea of section 20

Actus reus and Mens Rea of section 20

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Actus reus and Mens Rea of section 20

Actus reus "unlawful wounding and/or serious bodily harm"

Mens Rea"Intention to cause some harm or recklessness to the victim,regardless of whether harm was actually caused".The defendant needn't foresee serious injury,he must merely acknowledge the risk of some injury from his actions.

  • Know as  "Malicious wounding"
  • Not set maximum imprisonment,depending on judge and case
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