General Intent

General Intent

In Criminal Law and Tort Law, a mental plan to do that which is forbidden by the law.Unlike offenses that require a Specific Intent, it is not necessary that the accused intend the precise harm or result. It is sufficient if the person meant to do the act that caused the harm or result. For example, Battery is a general intent offense. If a defendant commits a battery that results in harm to the victim, it does not matter if the defendant did not intend the harm.

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DHBs' stated general intent to achieve health equity is not usually accompanied by any detailed information about disparity in the district or the size of the disparity for Maori," the report stated.
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The general intent of Socrates' stance in the Republic is to demonstrate the role mimesis plays when philosophy is productively brought to bear upon our everyday experiences.
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Moltke differentiated between the intent given to each subordinate tactical commander and general intent (Gesamtabsicht) applied to the force as a whole.
18) It will also assume, as do legislatures and courts, the basic acceptability of criminal negligence, recklessness, and even so-called general intent as criteria of culpability.
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If the general intent of the camp experience is educational, then we also must struggle with the questions that are of central concern to genuine educators.
Give when other applicable crimes are general intent crimes

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