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mens reus:

intent,knowlege,criminal negligence,specific intent, general intent, wilful blindness.

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actus rea:

omission,act.

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omission:

failure to do something.

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intent:

the accused meant to do something illegal and with disregard.

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specific intent:

person committed the act for the sake of accomplishing another; assault or robbery.

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general intent:

the person committed the act for its own sake; no ulterior motive or purpose.

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knowledge:

awareness of certain facts to establish mens rea.

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criminal negligence:

wanton or reckless disregard for the lives and safety of others, causing injury or death.

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recklessness:

consciously taking an unjustifiable risk that a reasonable person would not take.

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wilful blindness:

deliberately closing your mind to the possible consequences of your actions.