Chapter 6 Criminal Law Liability
The two elements of a crime usually required are the actus reus and the mens rea, the
physical and mental elements of a crime. We will see that while the physical elements
are delineated in the legisl
Criminal Law Actus Reus Study Guide
1) What are the two elements of a crime that are usually required when securing a
Actus Reus: this is the physical element of a crime (what one does or does not do).
o It includes all of the external circums
Criminal Law Attempted Crimes Study Guide
1) What are attempted crimes also referred to and what does section 24(1) and (2) of the
Criminal Code say about attempted crimes?
Incomplete offences are also referred to as inchoate offences.
24(1)Every one who,
Criminal Law Lecture 1 Jan 9
-An introduction to the legal and social dimensions of criminal liability and responsibility in Canada:
how, when and why do we attach criminal liability to individuals?
-Once we decide we are going to criminal
Criminal Law Lecture 2
-The definition of actus reus itself is straight-forward, but becomes more of a problem when it comes to
Causation what breaks the chain of causation? Ex: someone nicks another person w/a knife, and
Criminal Law Mens Rea Study Guide
1) What is mens rea?
Mens rea is the mental element of the crime and is presumably why we punish people
in terms of attaching liability.
We punish people because they intend to do wrong/know what they are doing.
Criminal Law Pages 395-423
Criminal Law Liability
Regina v. Tutton
The beginning started off with how Wilson was stating that the appeal should be
dismissed and a new trial should be ordered because the trail judges charge failed to
make clear to the jur
Criminal Law Exam prep
Law legitimate exercise of state power
Criminal law legitimate exercise of state power (force) against individual that engages liberty
Criminal law -> Federal Jurisdiction s. 91 (27) of Constitution Act 1867
Mid Term Review and Guide - LAWS 2302A CRIMINAL LAW Fall 2015
Professor R. Rickwood, Department .of Laws & Legal Studies, Carleton University
The midterm will be held on Monday, 19 th October 2015 in Room Tory 240 and by prior arran
January 7, 2014
Elements of a Crime
There is no guilty act without a guilty mind
Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea
Actus Reus Guilty Act
Plotting process of every offense
Every offense has some combinatio
Mid Term - Criminal Law Guide Important Cases
Specific Cases, Statutes, and Statutory Sections Cited On Exam
R. v. Ruzic (SCC) deals with Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) Section 17 duress and,
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, (CCRF) Se
2302A Study Guide for Criminal Law Final Exam-14 December, 2015
Dr. Roger Rickwood, LL.M. LL.B.
CU Law & Legal Studies Department
The final exam is in two parts. It is worth 40 % of total course mark. The exam is
two hours long and is closed book. No el
Criminal Law: February 27
Necessity & Self-Defence
- Perka, Roberts, Latimer
- Code provisions
- Cadwallader, LaValle
Necessity similar to duress and compulsion; human nature takes over
Courts move more towards the idea that necessi
Criminal Law, March 5
Consent, Mistake of Law, Mistake of Fact
Consent (arises usually in the context of an assault)
-Maki (hockey case), Jabidon
Absence of Intent or Knowledge (7.2 in text)
-Mistake of fact (absence of mens rea; focuses on what you belie
Criminal Law, March 19
Intoxication, Automatism: Common Law Defences
Question on exam will be on sexual assault.
- Parks, Stone cases
Sentencing and Punishment
Issue is voluntary i
Chapter 6.1.2 Criminal Law, Mens Rea
Theoretically, the notion of individual intention and/or knowledge in the criminal law
(and therefore individual fault or blameworthiness) is central to a finding of guilt or
In practice, it can b
Class 2 Criminal Law Notes
The first element of a crime is crime=Actus Reus + Mens Rea. There are
exceptions to this definition of crime, because sometimes we dont care about the
Actus Rea is the act but isnt always an act. There is the proble
Class 3 Notes Criminal Law
Actus Reus Continued
Omissions and HIV case.->Cuerrier
Causation Jordan; Smith; Nette
Continuing Acts Fagan; Cooper
The Ceurrier case is only briefly mentioned in the text. It is an interesting case because
were the biggest p
Class 4 Criminal Law
The first issue in actus reus when it comes to cases like sexual assault is consent. Some
crimes include a lack of consent.
When it comes to consent, we have a number of issues. Are we talking about the
aggressors consent, his or he
Class 5 Criminal Law
The full mens rea would be classified as true crimes. Strict/Absolute was considered
public welfare offences.
True Crime Requires AR and MR.
Public welfare case Requires only AR
Until the Sault Ste. Marie case, strict and absolute
Class 6 Criminal Law Notes
He was accused with attempting to procure female persons to become prostitutes and attempting
to procure females to have illicit sexual intercourse.
Facts: Accused in business of selling franchises & placed ads for
Class 12 Notes Criminal Law
> old law of rape
> legal solutions: 1983 changes & criticisms
> since 1983: cases; 1992 & 1997 amendments > current issues
Exam format/sample questions/Part 2 question
Old Law of Rap
Criminal Law, April 2
The reality of the law tackling a particular law like sexual assault is very different in terms of how it's
actually played out w/in the criminal law. There are a lot of issues wrapped up in sexual assa
Criminal Law: Defences
Entrapment, Lecture 9
Entrapment doesn't have much to do with justification, excuse, etc. Has to do with the court
saying the police doing bad things and they don't want to be tainted by what they did don't give an
acquittal; stay t
Criminal Law Attaching Liability
-Get assignment week after break; 2 weeks
- s. 21 (2) Kulbacki; Salajko
- 21 (2) Henderson
Duress s. 17 & Common Law
-Carker, Paquette, Hibbert, Ruzic
Aiding and abetting situation wher
Criminal Law January 31
Mens Rea (Topic of Essay)
Mens Rea relates to the idea of a blameworthy state of mind. Mens rea is presumably why we punish
people, at least in terms of attaching criminal liability.
-We punish people because they intend to do wron
Criminal Law Sep 14 Lecture 2
Indictable offense more serious offense. 5 years or more. Can be brought before a judge and
jury. You can chose to appear before a judge alone, or you can appear before a judge and jury.
Summary offense less serious offense.