Mens rea

Mens rea is one of the criminal elements that works hand-in-hand with Actus reus in the commission of crime. It is the mental element of a person’s intention to commit a crime; or knowledge that one’s action or lack of action would cause a crime to be committed. It is considered a necessary element of… Continue reading Mens rea

Actus Reus

Today we’ll be discussing actus reus which is one of the fundamental elements to a crime which must be proven by the prosecution to obtain a conviction from the trail court. Actus reus sometimes called the external element or the objective element of a crime, is the Latin term for the “guilty act” which, when… Continue reading Actus Reus