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Week 2 - Discussion 1

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Mens Rea, Actus Reus, and Concurrence

Please answer the following questions below:

  1. Distinguish between the terms actus reus and mens rea. How are they significant in criminal law?
  2. Define how concurrence works with actus reus and mens rea to lead to criminal liability. Why is concurrence so significant?
  3. Which of the three legal requirements listed above (i.e., actus reus, mens rea, or concurrence) is more difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt in a trial?

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