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Intention (criminal law) - Wikipedia


In criminal law, intent is one of three general classes of mens rea necessary to constitute a conventional, as opposed to strict liability, crime. A more formal ...

Mens Rea Lecture | Criminal Law Lecture Notes | Law Teacher


There are three states of mind which separately or together can constitute the necessary mens rea for a criminal offence. These are intention, recklessness and  ...

Intent legal definition of intent - Legal Dictionary - The Free Dictionary


In Criminal Law the concept of criminal intent has been called mens rea, which refers to a criminal or wrongful purpose. If a person innocently causes harm, then  ...

intention | criminal law | Britannica.com


One of the most-important general principles of criminal law is that an individual normally cannot be convicted of a crime without having intended to commit the ...

mens rea intention - e-lawresources.co.uk


Mens rea in criminal law is concerned with the state of mind of the defendant. Most true crimes will require proof of mens rea. Where mens rea is not required the ...

Mens Rea - A Defendant's Mental State - Criminal Law - FindLaw


Most crimes require what attorneys refer to as mens rea, which is simply Latin ... likely lack the necessary mens rea or mental intent necessary under a drug law, ...

What is intent in criminal law? - FindLaw Australia


The intention to perform a criminal act is often an element featured in a criminal matter: but what does intent actually mean? Law is often a complex vocation and  ...

Criminal Intent - The Law Dictionary


Definition of Criminal Intent: Criminal intent is a necessary component of a “ conventional” crime and involves a conscious decision on the part of one party to  ...

Best Practices in Proving Specific Intent - American Bar Association


Criminal intent, mens rea, is an element of almost all crimes. ... showing that the defendant intended to do the act prohibited by law, not that the defendant.

Intention in criminal law: why is it so difficult to find?


See Smith & Hogan Criminal Law (9th ed) Smith JC, p 55. Contrast Clarkson and Keating "Presumably, as foresight of a virtual certainty is not itself intention, but ...