Understand the elements of a crime

The following topic forms part of the Unit Aspects of Legal Liability.

Understand the elements of a crime:

Elements of a crime: differences between criminal offence and civil action; differences between legal and moral rules; the function of criminal law; double jeopardy.

The actus reus of a crime: causation; voluntary; involuntary and positive actions; omissions.

The mens rea and fault: intention; subjective recklessness; transferred malice; negligence and duty of care;strict liability; a state of affairs.

Application of concepts to specific non-fatal offences: assault; battery; actual bodily harm; wounding;grievous bodily harm.

 

 

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