Criminal Law

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  • Created on: 18-12-17 14:18
Crime
Conduct forbidden by the state and for which there is a punishment
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Actus Reus
This is an act, or an omission, or a state of affairs that is voluntary, involves prohibited conduct
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Omission
Failure to act. Can only become actus reus if there's a duty of care
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Mens rea
The mental element or the fault element of a crime
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Conduct crime
Not necessary for any consequence to be proven. Example: Theft
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Consequence crime
The actus reus is only committed where as well as the defendant's act there is a prohibited consequence caused by the Defendant
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Intention
Highest level of Mens rea. @A decision to bring about, in so far as it lies within the accused's power [the prohibited consequence] no matter whether the accused desired that consequence of his act or not.
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Oblique intention
When the defendant intends one thing but the actual consequence is another.
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Foresight of Consequence
if D foresaw that consequence he may be guilty. The House of Lords ruled that foresight of consequence is only evidence of intention. It's not intention itself
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This is an act, or an omission, or a state of affairs that is voluntary, involves prohibited conduct

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Actus Reus

Card 3

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Failure to act. Can only become actus reus if there's a duty of care

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Card 4

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The mental element or the fault element of a crime

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Card 5

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Not necessary for any consequence to be proven. Example: Theft

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