What is men rea within criminal tenet?


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mens_rea

a latin occupancy for guilty mind quite relevant today you think?

(i dont meditate much of the legal mobs so i wont say any more)
Mens Rea is latin for "guilty mind". It looks at whether the suspect had the intention to commit the crime. For example beside murder, it requires the actus reus (that a human being has be killed) and the mens rea (that the person intended to kill that person). Not adjectives crimes require mens rea - these are called "strict liability". The act itself would suffice.
"Mens rea" is the Latin term for "guilty mind". In common statute systems, which are mostly developed from English law, there are two indispensable elements of a crime: the "actus reus" - actually having done it - the "guilty act", and mens rea, to be exact, having the intention of doing it, or being inattentive when any proper-thinking person should have agreed better.

There is a minority of offences which are strict liability offences, and consequently mens rea does not apply - just having committed a criminal exploit makes you guilty, even though you may have thought you be doing nothing wrong.


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