in this first case assignment, we will be exploring the term "mens rea." read the article below and answer the question that follows.
lacey, n. (2001). in search of the responsible subject: history, philosophy and social sciences in criminal law theory. modern law review, 64(3), 350. retrieved from academic search complete.
britannica online. mens rea. accessed at: http://www.britannica.com/ebchecked/topic/375243/mens-rea#tab=active~checked%2citems~checked&title=mens%20rea%20--%20britannica%20online%20encyclopedia
write a 3-5 page essay (not including cover and reference pages) answering the following question:
does the u.s. need to restore the requirement of "mens rea" (prosecution needs to prove "intent to do harm") for all crimes? why or why not?
be sure that on the title page of your paper, you repeat the assignment in bold above in full and verbatim.
please explain and support your views, making reference to the background readings and any other relevant sources that you find on the internet.
use at least three different sources of information in your essay. your sources must be annotated on your references page, and they must also be cited within the body of your paper (i.e., as in-text citations).