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Define mens rea
All the mental elements not including voluntariness
What are the basic forms of mens rea?
- 1. Intention
- 2. Knowledge
- 3. Recklessness
- 4. Wilful Blindness
Subjective mens rea is based on the notion that the accused cannot be convicted of a criminal offence unless...
- 1. They deliberately intended to bring about the consequences prohibited by law
- 2. Subjectively realized that thier conduct would bring about prohibitwed consequences and continued doing the action with the knowledge