Actus Reus

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  • Created on: 24-04-13 17:30

Actus Reus Definition - Latin for guilty act, physical element of the trime usually voluntary.

Actus Reus is the doing part of the crime for example pulling the trigger,stabbing someone, throwing a punch etc.

Conduct - Can be an act or omission, the conduct must be voluntary as in the case of Kay v Butterworth where a man drove into a party of soldiers, knew he was tired and should have stopped (Actus Reus - Voluntary)                                     

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