Actus Reus Elements of Crimes

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1 Actus Reus Elements of Crimes 1) Conduct/ Nature of Conduct Elements 2) Circumstance/Attendant Circumstance Elements 3) Result Elements These are the basic building blocks of offense definitions in modern criminal law
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2 MPC 210.1: A person is guilty of criminal homicide if he purposely, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another human being mens rea = purposely, knowingly, recklessly or negligently Actus reus = causes the death of another human being Causes [conduct/causal link] the death [result] of another human being [circumstance]
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3 Breaking and entering the dwelling of another in the
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Unformatted text preview: nighttime with the intent to commit a felony therein mens rea = with the intent to commit a felony therein Actus reus = Breaking and entering the dwelling of another in the nighttime Breaking [conduct]and entering [conduct] the dwelling [cir.]of another [cir.] in the nighttime [cir.] 4 Unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought mens rea = with malice aforethought Actus reus = Unlawful killing of another human being Unlawful [cir.] killing [conduct & result] of another human being [cir.]...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2008 for the course LAW 1010 taught by Professor Cavanaugh during the Spring '00 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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