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Re: Can someone explain mens rea?

МнениеПубликувано на: 22 Фев 2019, 12:41
от jzschrstsprstr
My explanation, a prima vista, would not come specifically from the criminal law. It would be the following:
All people are born and remain equal.
This is the law.
And a general principle of law states that the ingorance of law does not excuse anyone.

Re: Can someone explain mens rea?

МнениеПубликувано на: 24 Фев 2019, 13:34
от jzschrstsprstr
You are welcome! Just to be clear, you are right about mens rea. What you said is true:
prachi написа:I understand that mens rea is a big factor in criminal prosecution. If the person has no intent or knowledge of wrongdoing, then he many receive a shorter sentence, or none (Maybe, not sure).

That's just my opinion in the particular case, which, I think, is different. Unless, of course, there are other factors (medical, pathological) that overall compromise the culprit's culpability. I am no expert though. Cheers! :)