actus reus


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Actus Reus

[Latin, Guilty act.] As an element of criminal responsibility, the wrongful act or omission that comprises the physical components of a crime. Criminal statutes generally require proof of both actus reus and mens rea on the part of a defendant in order to establish criminal liability.

actus reus

noun actions, at fault, bearing, behavior, blamable, blameworthy, censurable, chargeable, criminal, criminous, culpable, demeanor, deserving, deserving of blame, deserving reproof, erring, external element of a crime, guilty act, immutable, in error, in the wrong, incriminated, indictable, manners, mien, observance, of punishment, pattern, peccant, reprehensible, reproachable, reprovable, to blame

actus reus

see CRIME.
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Aware that the justifications for vicarious liability no longer fit the modern section 10(b) cause of action, courts have used the disaggregation of actus reus from mens rea commonly exhibited in fraud-on-the-market cases as a lever to decouple corporate liability from misconduct that originates from lower level employees.
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3) The lack of scholarship regarding this offense is somewhat perplexing, given that, in recent years, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have taken different approaches to the issue of whether speech can serve as an actus reus for persecution as a CAH (CAH-persecution).
Proof of the employer's actus reus of the offence is straightforward where a fatality occurs at work.
Assuming evidence of the stipulated facts, this would be sufficient to establish the actus reus and mens rea for the offence and convict C of murder.
5) His section on "piracy is terrorism" concludes by reiterating that piracy and terrorism share the same mens tea (the purpose of inflicting harm for violent ends) and actus reus (homicide and other types of destruction that don't necessarily include robbery).
20) Additionally, JCE liability typically includes more stringent mens rea and actus reus requirements than conspiracy although it similarly relies on a criminal agreement.
actus reus ("thoughts are no subjects") had made an appearance.
Ensure referees are able to determine the mens rea as well as the actus reus or go back to the way things were before and allow sealing.
The first meaning appears in Article II, the definitional provision that defines both the actus reus and the mens rea that constitute the crime of genocide: "[G]enocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.
In other words, causal responsibility is all actus reus (the act or omission that comprises the physical elements of a crime as required by statute), so to speak, while moral/legal responsibility generally involves mens rea (the state of mind indicating culpability, which is required by statute as an element of a crime) as well.
7) Without causal efficacy, omissions cannot meet the causal requirement of orthodoxy (because they do not cause the results proscribed in the actus reus of the crime), and thus, according to Moore, should not be held criminally liable.