mens rea

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Englisch - Englisch
a guilty mind, a conscious knowing by the perpetrator that the act s/he committed was illicit
mental element of a crime, criminal thought
The "guilty mind" necessary to establish criminal responsibility
Mens Rea is a phrase that you are most likely to hear in the criminal courts and means literally "guilty mind" Certain crimes require that a person intended to carry out the crime, and thus the prosecution would have to prove that there was mens rea at the time the offense was committed
- a guilty mind; the mental state accompanying a criminal act
a guilty mind
Literally, "guilty mind " The intent required to commit the crime It is a prerequisite to conviction for a crime involving a moral wrong, but it is not a prerequisite to conviction for an act that is a crime only because a statute designates it to be a crime, e g , overtime parking
guilty state of mind at the time of a criminal act
The "criminal intent" or "guilty mind" that creates responsibility for a crime See "actus reus"
(law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
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