Law - Mens Rea

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1. Killed 3 month old son, threw him against a wall & fractured his skull - died. Claimed real intention was to stop the baby's crying, not to kill.

  • Mohan
  • Woollin 1998
  • R v Matthews & Alleyne 2003
  • Nedrick 1986
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2. Mens Rea is the ...

  • Mental Element
  • Physical Element

3. The defendant will only be found guilty if ...

  • It is shown that he intended or was reckless to commit the crime.
  • It is shown that he intended to commit the crime.
  • It is shown that he was reckless to commit the crime.

4. Direct Intent - the jury accept that the main purpose of the defendant was to bring about the consequence, the defendant intended the consequence of his act:

  • True
  • False

5. Indirect.Oblique Intent - the consequence was not the purpose of the defendants actions

  • True
  • False

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