Flashcards in Elements Of A Crime - Actus Reus Deck (13):
What are the 2 elements of a crime?
Physical - Actus Reus
Mental - Mens Rea
What the defendant did/didn't do
Physical element of a crime
Act must be voluntary
*Bratty V General Attorney for NI
*Hill V Baxter
*Leicester v Pearson
A person is not criminally responsible unless they have a duty to act arising from...
Cases - Contractual
*R v. Pittwood
Cases - Relationship
*R v. Gibbons & Proctor
Cases - Assuming responsibility
*R v. Stone & Dobinson
Cases - Public Office
*R v. Dytham
Cases - Creating a dangerous situation
*R v. Miller
*R v. Santana Bermudez
How can the Actus Reus be committed?
- State of Affairs
Cases - State of Affairs
*R v Larsonneur
*Winzar v. Chief Constable of Kent
In order for the defendant to be found guilty...
It must be shown that the conduct caused the consequence