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Understanding-Actus-Reus-and-Mens-Rea
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1LO 1.................................................................................................................................................11.1 Discussing the Actus-Reus of a specific crime................................................................11.2 Analysing the necessary pre-requisites of Actus-Reus....................................................2LO 2.................................................................................................................................................32.1 Analysing the forms of mens rea......................................................................................3LO 3.................................................................................................................................................43.1 Analysing the various forms of intent..............................................................................4LO 4.................................................................................................................................................54.1 Requirements of contemporaneity for Actus-Reus and Mens-Rea.................................5CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFERENCES...............................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONCrime is a term which denoted as “wrongful activity” and shows the negative intention ofspecific person. Basically, an individual needs to either falls under Mens-Rea or Actus-Reus fordoing any criminal activities. In fact, these two words are supporting in determining the nature ofcrime. Therefore, main objectives of this assignment is to highlight the pre-requisite elements ofMens-Rea or Actus-Reus in order to understand the actual procedure of committing any crime.Along with this, throwing some lights on intent as well as outlining its various types forunderstanding the reason of doing any specific activity.At last, it represents the requirements ofcontemporaneity for Mens-Rea or Actus-Reus.LO 11.1 Discussing the Actus-Reus of a specific crimeActus-Reus is a criminal act that is specifically considered in two different parts ofphysical act. In simple words, it is all about the action which is done by a person without havingintention to harm others as it just happen. Actus-Reus is meant for a guilty act that considers anundisguised act in encouragement of crime activities. It includes some activities when criminalactions are consideredas driven but activities are participating while individual is emerge ahypnotic enamour.This activity is distinguished from Mens-Rea because in criminal squad, anindividual can get involved with two different mindsets as intentionally to harm people or inother hand doing things wrongfully as have guilt for that.Actus-Reus is denoted as a term ofguilty in which things can happen without any intention or glad to do that. It must also be provedthat the accused party is liable for the deedthat is prohibited by criminal law.The intent of theseReus are used to describe a person's state of mind that can create a strict liability for crime. Inthis act,an individual are not thinking to take wrong actionsbut in some situation, illegitimateactivities happen that can make them guilty towards it.According to T.H. Jones & M.G.A. Christie in Actus-Reus, different things are seeninthree waysthat can be defined as omission, overt act and state of affairs. Hence, overt act is amoment of body part which evokes to commit some criminal activities. These kinds of situationsare not created intentionally but can affect negatively in crime formation. Omission is also a partof Actus-Reus that is considered as a legal term in which an individual has authoritybut they getfailed to fulfil their legal obligation properly.As example a police officer know that criminal1
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