mens rea

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Proving a guilty mind, that is, determining the intent of the accused, is a little bit trickier.
The accused person must be proven to have had a "guilty mind" before he or she can be convicted of committing a criminal offence.
Because of his guilty mind, he may be convicted of attempted murder even if no one dies; convicted of aiding and abetting robbery even if he never takes another's property.
guilty mind: the very aspect of Brutus's act that makes Brutus
In Texas and most other states, sexual assault of a child is one of a small number of crimes in which there is no requirement that the defendant had what lawyers call "mens rea," Latin for a "guilty mind." Gladden appealed Fleming's case to the Court of Criminal Appeals two years ago.
In criminal law cases in the UK it is necessary at trial to prove "mens rea" (ie guilty mind) to show that someone intended to do something.
But old puzzles have taken on new significance as the criminal justice system advances into more realms occupied predominantly--sometimes completely--by the question of the guilty mind.
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The concurrence of a guilty action with a guilty mind is required for conviction.
Guilty mind? And what was he 'howling' about at one o'clock in the morning?
She added: "This is a man with a guilty mind who is trying to spread the dirt elsewhere." Ms Shand ended her two-hour speech by asking the jury to find Bayne guilty.
He said that he would not leave the apex Court with a guilty mind that influential people were not brought to book.
"What's frightening is that it really does happen in the real world, not just in our drama world - and I can't think of anything worse." The opening two-parter (called A Guilty Mind) which kicks off the 14th series, sees Fox's character Dr Nikki Alexander sink into depression as she tries to unravel the case of a dead girl.