Week 7 help criminal law

Law
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discuss the meaning of accomplice actus reus. How much aid is enough?
Feb 23rd, 2015
Actus reus is the conduct of the accused.  It can be an act of commission or act of omission, and it must be a voluntary act that causes the damage or harm.  It can also be a "state of affairs".

A person may incur criminal liability for failing to do that which the law requires him to do as much as by doing that which the law prohibits.

The actus reus includes the state of affairs or circumstances surrounding the commission of the offence, together with the results or consequences (if any) that flow from that act or omission. It is essential that the defendant acted voluntarily and that he caused the injury, damage or harm.

In other words, actus reus includes all the elements of the offence indicated in the definition except the mens rea (the state of mind), if any.


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