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Action, Intention, and Responsibility

R. A. Duff.

in Criminal Attempts

January 1997; published online March 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: criminal law. 17239 words.

This chapter discusses a different account of action related to the determination of liability in criminal attempts that rejects the objectivist and subjectivist accounts and some of their...

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Acts and Actus Reus

Vincent Chiao.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law

November 2014; published online March 2015.

Article. Subjects: law; criminal law. 10462 words.

This chapter examines the concept of actus reus as a basic, essential component of criminal liability. It considers a range of recent scholarly interpretations of actus reus and the extent...

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Actus reus

in Criminal Law Directions

May 2012; published online June 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: criminal law. 14837 words.

Without assuming prior legal knowledge, books in the Directions series introduce and guide readers through key points of law and legal debate. Questions, diagrams, and exercises help...

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Actus reus

in Criminal Law Concentrate

January 2013; published online June 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: criminal law. 5074 words.

Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are...

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Actus reus

in Criminal Law

May 2013; published online June 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: criminal law. 18269 words.

This chapter explains the concept of actus reus, a Latin phrase that literally means ‘the guilty act’, but which is more aptly translated as ‘the forbidden conduct’. In general, the law is...

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Actus reus

in Textbook on Criminal Law

June 2013; published online June 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: criminal law. 22269 words.

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter explains the concept of actus reus. It discusses...

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Actus Reus: Acts, Omissions and Causation

in Complete Criminal Law

May 2012; published online June 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: criminal law. 35530 words.

Titles in the Complete series combine extracts from a wide range of primary materials with clear explanatory text to provide readers with a complete introductory resource. This chapter...

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Actus Reus: The Conduct Element

in Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

April 2012; published online June 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: criminal law. 37738 words.

All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. The null...

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Actus Reus: The Conduct Element

in Criminal Law

April 2014; published online June 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: criminal law. 38082 words.

The actus reus is a central aspect of criminal law that defines the harm done to the victim and the wrong performed by the defendant. In many cases this involves proof that the defendant...

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Adaptation, Compliance, and Resistance

Ben Crewe.

in The Prisoner Society

October 2009; published online March 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: criminal law. 40298 words.

This chapter discusses how prisoners cope with imprisonment. It identifies and explains forms of adaptation, as well as compliance and resistance in a contemporary prison. It reveals...

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