The actus reus elements of a criminal offense (week 2)

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What is actus reus?

What are the two elements of a criminal offence?

To claim the person committed the offence only one of the two actus reus or mens rea must be proved

What is actus reus?

What is mens rea?

Why is it important to focus on the actus reus elements of a criminal offense? (Physical elements (evidence), Tire marks, weapon, etc)

What must the Crown prove for you to be held criminally responsible?

The existence of mens rea (by itself) does not lead to conviction

actus and mens must

Voluntariness element in actus reus means that

There are three possible elements of the actus reus of a criminal offense, what are they?

match the following

Match to the correct one

When did R. v. Moquin occur? (year)

What was Moquin charged with?

What does the crown need to prove?

For sexual assault: courts rely on Section ____ (I) (2) and 271

How to prove the assault is a sexual one instead of a common assault?

The case of Chase (1987) R.v. Chase (Chase name of the accused) what was he charged with?

for the accused to be convicted of sexual assault, there must be contact with the genitals

What are the elements of actus reus?

Three elements of actus reus of the offence of sexual assault. Match to the correct answer

B.C. Court of Appeal: the actus reus requirement of sexual assault ________

The proof of touching (conduct: voluntary) The sexual nature of the contact and, The absence of consent are examples of?

The proof of touching (conduct: voluntary) The sexual nature of the contact are objective

The absence of consent is not subjective

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Test your knowledge about the elements of a criminal offence, including actus reus and mens rea. Explore the importance of focusing on actus reus elements in criminal law and the physical evidence associated with it.

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