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ACTUS REUS
REQUIREMENT
ASSAULT
MODEL PENAL
OFFENCE
ELEMENT
ACCUSED
MURDER
MENTAL STATE
MENS REA
COMMITTED
FAULT
CRIMINAL
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Definitions

  1. An actus reus is a criminal act, the thing in itself, the real-world action that we have labelled criminal.
  2. The actus reus is a simple one: making a false representation.
  3. The actus reus is a simple objective fact: was the "act" expressly prohibited under the Criminal Code.
  4. Actus Reus - for a D to be criminally liable, the D must engage in criminal conduct or cause a criminal result proscribed by law.
  5. The actus reus is the act of assumption of care or control when the voluntary consumption of alcohol or a drug has impaired the ability to drive.

Actus Reus

  1. Taking my bag was an actus reus; it's my property, and you took it without my permission.
  2. The actus reus of conspiracy is the agreement. (Web site)
  3. For example, the actus reus of battery is the physical contact between the assailant and victim. (Web site)
  4. The same problem regarding the uncertainty of the actus reus exists with regard to the proposal (para.
  5. As illustrated supra, any kind of a JCE can run the risk of removing the actus reus from the genocidal equation. (Web site)

Requirement

  1. C. Act must be voluntary: An act cannot satisfy the actus reus requirement unless it is voluntary.
  2. The requirement of impairment is an element of the actus reus.

Assault

  1. In many cases the actus reus will be an explicit act (theft, assault, etc).
  2. In Bernard the actus reus was an assault of a sexual nature causing bodily harm.
  3. Thus, the actus reus is the voluntary commission of an act of sexual assault, not the "pattern" that results from it. (Web site)

Model Penal

  1. The Convention defines both the mens rea(2) and the actus reus(3) of Genocide in specific terms.
  2. Model Penal Code - accomplice must have as his purpose that the perpetrator engage in the ancillary conduct Actus Reus 1.
  3. Model Penal Code - requires either a purposeful or knowing intent to support conviction for attempted murder Actus Reus 1.

Offence

  1. Thus neither the requisite actus reus or mens rea for the offence was present.
  2. The definition of each offence, whether common law or statutory, will always include the factual components necessary to constitute the actus reus.
  3. Further, self‑induced intoxication cannot supply the necessary link between the minimal mens rea required for the offence and the actus reus.

Element

  1. Mistake as to a legal element in the actus reus.
  2. The two basic elements of criminality are marked by their Latin names: actus reus and mens rea. (Web site)

Accused

  1. Actus Reus GUILTY ACT - The offence of which the defendant is accused.
  2. To establish the actus reus the Crown does not have to establish an intent to do the act, merely that the accused was aware that he was doing it.

Murder

  1. The classic example is murder (Manslaughter has the same actus reus).
  2. In murder, the actus reus is the unlawful killing of another person and the mens rea is doing it with intention. (Web site)

Mental State

  1. Most crimes (with the exception of strict-liability crimes) consist of two elements: an act, or " actus reus," and a mental state, or " mens rea ". (Web site)
  2. Latin for a "guilty act." The actus reus is the act which, in combination with a certain mental state, such as intent or recklessness, constitutes a crime.

Mens Rea

  1. Any element dealing with the state of mind of the ( is NOT actus reus.
  2. Typically, mens rea is concerned with the consequences of the prohibited actus reus.
  3. The actus reus requires impairment by alcohol and not just the prior consumption of alcohol.
  4. You have to have been thinking culpable thoughts as you commited the actus reus in order to be guilty of a crime.
  5. Mens Rea, from the Latin for a guilty mind, can also occur at the same time as actus reus.

Committed

  1. A person has committed the actus reus of a crime with the appropriate mens rea.
  2. More significantly, the law generally requires an association between the criminal actus reus and the individual or individuals who have committed the acts. (Web site)

Fault

  1. If fault is irrelevant to an element of the actus reus liability re that element is absolute.
  2. The mental element of this offence is therefore defined by referring directly to the actus reus.
  3. SYMMETRY: Roach pge 126 Presuming a requirement of proof of subjective fault for each element of the actus reus is only the starting point.

Criminal

  1. Actus Reus A guilty deed or act; criminal act.
  2. The actus reus can be a positive act (commission) or omission to act. (Web site)
  3. The actus reus of criminal homicide is killing another person. (Web site)
  4. Most criminal offences contain both actus reus and mens rea elements. (Web site)
  5. The actus reus requires that the prohibited criminal act be performed voluntarily as a willed act.

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