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a person who helps an offender escape detention

accessory after the fact

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cause or reason to commit a crime

motive

3

failing to pay attention to the possible injuries that might result from an action

recklessness

4

planning and acting together for an unlawful purpose

conspiracy

5

law that deals with offences against society

criminal law

6

taking reasonable care not to commit an offence

due diligence

7

A wrongful action

actus reus

8

a guilty mind

mens rea

9

knowing certain facts, which provides the necessary mens rea for an offence

knowledge

10

the first step toward committing crime

attempt

11

minor criminal offences that are tried immediately

summary offence

12

serious crimes that carry more severe penalties than summary offences

indictable offence

13

offences that can be punishable as indictable or summary offences

hybrid offence

14

criminal liability based on the commission of an offence

strict liability

15

what can be used as defence in a strict liability case?

due diligence

16

criminal liability in which intent is assumed to be present but not proven

absolute liability

17

what is the defence for absolute liability?

there is no real defence

18

encouraging another person to commit a crime

abetting

19

what is quasi-criminal law?

offences that resemble criminal law but do not deal with actual crimes

ex. traffic offences

20

General intent

intent was limited to the action itself with no other criminal purpose in mind

21

specific intent

the person committing the offence has a further criminal purpose in mind

22

aiding

helping someone commit a crime

23

the cause of death, usually an issue in murder trials

causation

24

forcible removal of a child

abduction

25

anything that serves a person has a true ownership of something

colour of right

26

painlessly putting to death as an act of mercy, a person suffering from an incurable and disabling disease

euthanasia

27

communication for the purpose of prostitution

soliciting

28

theft involving violence, threat of violence, assault, or the use of offensive weapons

robbery

29

killing of an infant shortly after birth, by its mother who has become mentally disturbed from the effects of giving birth

infanticide

30

the deliberate destruction or damage of property

mischief