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Math Lesson - Algebra. To find someone guilty of an offence, the Crown must prove that a criminal act occurredthe actus reus (external, voluntary act meaning wrongful deed) AND that the accused had a criminal intention the mens rea (internal act meaning guilty mind ). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Math Lesson - AlgebraTo find someone guilty of an offence, the Crown must prove that a criminal act occurredthe actus reus (external, voluntary act meaning wrongful deed)AND that the accused had a criminal intention the mens rea (internal act meaning guilty mind)Elements of a CrimeActus reusWrongful deed that is prohibited by law. Must beAction/failure to act present at the same

Mens reaA guilty mindIntent True purpose of the actGeneral (limited to the act, no further criminal purpose)Specific (further criminal purpose)

Mens rea (contd)KnowledgeNeed not prove an intentRecklessnessCareless disregard, even if intent to harm not present.

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