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Question: Foresight of consequences is not the same as intent. Discuss.

Answer: Introduction “Beyond all reasonable doubt” is the requirement needed to find a person guilty of a crime. This then proves that the person holds the actus rea and the mens rea. However, the only requirement to prosecute a person for some crimes is recklessness or negligence. On the other hand serious crimes such as murder and offences under s18 Offences Against the Person Act (1861) the mens rea can only be established if “the jury is satisfied that the defendant intended to commit the crime” Intention There are two different types of intention, direct and oblique intent. Direct intent is as it says a direct intention with means of killing or causing that person grievous bodily harm. However, oblique intent is rather different. This form of intent “arises where the purpose o......(short extract)

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1425 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 08, 2012 | Coursework ID: 719

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