The "guilty mind" necessary to establish criminal responsibility.
An intent to commit a crime. (A crime is an offence for which a penalty is prescribed). Mens rea is an essential element of all common law offences, but not always of statutory offences.
The Latin for 'guilty mind' and traditionally refers to the state of mind of the person committing a crime.
Literally in Latin, "guilty mind." The intent required to commit the crime. It is a prerequisite to conviction for a crime involving a moral wrong, but it is not a prerequisite to conviction for an act that is a crime only because a statute designates it to be a crime, e.g., overtime parking.
Latin.] The guilty mind; the intent to commit a crime.
Guilty mind The intention to commit an offence whilst knowing it to be wrong
(law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
Guilty mind; the state of mind requirement for crimes.
The state of mind expressly or impliedly required by an offence charge
The mental element of the crime -- that is, what was intended by the perpetrator of the crime. Usually the more intentional and willful the mental state, the more serious the crime.
(Latin) wicked mind
Criminal Intent: prior intention to commit a criminal act, without necessarily knowing that the act is a crime. For all but some minor statutory offenses, mens rea is basic to establishing the actual guilt of somebody alleged to have committed a crime.
The mental component of criminal liability.
(in the analysis and definition of criminal offences) the requisite mental constituent of a particular crime. [L
a guilty mind, sometimes called "malicious intent." It may consist of actual, direct intent to commit the actus reus (criminal act), or of recklessness.
Mens rea is the Latin term for "guilty mind" used in the criminal law. The standard common law test of criminal liability is usually expressed in the Latin phrase, actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea, which means that "the act will not make a person guilty unless the mind is also guilty".
A guilty mind; doing something with intention or knowledge that the act is wrong.
(menz REE uh) The state of mind of the defendant that the prosecution must prove in order to establish criminal responsibility. See elements of a crime.
relates to the mental state of the defendant and requires proof of a positive state of mind such as intent, recklessness, or wilful blindness.
Mens Rea is a phrase that you are most likely to hear in the criminal courts and means literally "guilty mind". Certain crimes require that a person intended to carry out the crime, and thus the prosecution would have to prove that there was mens rea at the time the offense was committed.
"Guilty mind." The mental element of a crime or the intent to commit a criminal act.
Latin for "guilty mind." Many serious crimes require the proof of "mens rea" before a person can be convicted. In other words, the prosecution must prove not only that the accused committed the offence but that he (or she) did it knowing that it was prohibited; that their act (or omission) was done with an intent to commit a crime.