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1

What are the 2 elements of a crime?

Physical - Actus Reus
Mental - Mens Rea

2

Conduct

What the defendant did/didn't do
Physical element of a crime

3

Act must be voluntary

*Bratty V General Attorney for NI

*Hill V Baxter

*Leicester v Pearson

4

A person is not criminally responsible unless they have a duty to act arising from...

-Contract
-Relationship
-Public Office
-Dangerous situation
-Assuming Responsibility

5

Cases - Contractual

*R v. Pittwood

6

Cases - Relationship

*R v. Gibbons & Proctor

7

Cases - Assuming responsibility

*R v. Stone & Dobinson

8

Cases - Public Office

*R v. Dytham

9

Cases - Creating a dangerous situation

*R v. Miller

*R v. Santana Bermudez

10

How can the Actus Reus be committed?

- Act
- Omission
- State of Affairs

11

Cases - State of Affairs

*R v Larsonneur

*Winzar v. Chief Constable of Kent

12

In order for the defendant to be found guilty...

It must be shown that the conduct caused the consequence

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Cases - Legal Causation

*R v. Smith