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Legal Studies Notes

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Legal notes covering crime and human rights. Notes include cases and examples and very in depth in criminal content

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26 Pages Partial Study Notes < 1 Year old
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Law Criminal law English criminal law Criminal Procedure Crimes Australian criminal law Citizen's arrest Bail Summary offence Murder in English law Indictable offence Crime
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Law Criminal law English criminal law Criminal Procedure Crimes Australian criminal law Citizen's arrest Bail Summary offence Murder in English law Indictable offence Crime
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mission of duty, injurious to the public welfare, for which punishment is prescribed by law, imposed in a judicial proceeding usually brought in the name of the state • Characteristics of a crime: ➢ Act or omission which breaks the law ➢ Must be seen as harmful to the whole community ➢ Punishable by state ➢ Offence must be proved • Case is between offender and the state • Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) is major statute in NSW • Summary Offences Act 1988 (NSW) deals mostly with public order offences THE ELEMENTS OF A CRIME ACTUS REUS • ‘the guilty act’ • Features: ➢ Act or omission took place ➢ Done by the accused ➢ Was voluntary MENS REA • ‘guilty mind’ • Proved with following states of mind ➢ Intention to commit act or omit duty ➢ Recklessness ➢ Negligence STRICT LIABILITY OFFENCES • Crimes that mens rea is not necessary • Includes...
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