Law - key terms and definition

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Actus Reus
Actus Reus means 'Guilty Act' it is the outward part of the crime.
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Mens Rea
Mens Rea means 'Guilty Mind' it is the inward part of the crime.
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Intent
The aim, purpose or desire.
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Recklessness
Recklessness is the foresight of a risk, but carrying on with it anyway.
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Transferred Malice
It means that the Mens Rea towards an intended victim can be transferred to the actual victim.
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Murder
The unlawful killing of a human being under the Queens peace, with malice afore thought, express implied.
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Mens Rea means 'Guilty Mind' it is the inward part of the crime.

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Mens Rea

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The aim, purpose or desire.

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Recklessness is the foresight of a risk, but carrying on with it anyway.

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It means that the Mens Rea towards an intended victim can be transferred to the actual victim.

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