Intention in English Law

Intention in English Law

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In English criminal law, intention is one of the types of mens rea (Latin for "guilty mind") that, when accompanied by an actus reus (Latin for "guilty act"), constitutes a crime. Intention is generally defined in terms of foresight of particular consequences and a desire to act or fail to act so that those consequences occur. It is distinguished from recklessness because, on a subjective basis, there is foresight but no desire to produce the consequences. But the perennial problem has always been the extent to which the court can impute sufficient desire to convert recklessness into intention. The original rule was objective. In DPP v Smith (1961) AC 290, the test was that a person was taken to foresee and intend the natural and probable consequences of his or her acts.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Duct Publishing
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136779471
  • 9786136779478