LLB Criminal Law
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The Latin maxim, actus non facit reum, nisi means sit rea, is fundamental to criminal liability. In the case of Haughton v Smith, Lord Hailsham stated that it meant that, ‘an act does not make a man guilty of a crime unless his mind is also guilty’.”
Nicola Monaghan, Criminal Law Directions 15.
Explain the meaning of the terms actus reus and mens rea in criminal law.
Evaluate whether Lord Hailsham’s statement represents an accurate definition of all the elements which should be proved by the prosecution in order to establish liability for a criminal offense
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