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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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2. Actus reus

Michael J. Allen.

in Textbook on Criminal Law

April 2015; published online June 2015.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 23500 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

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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2. Actus reus

John Child and David Ormerod.

in Smith & Hogan's Essentials of Criminal Law

May 2015; published online September 2015.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 22164 words.

This chapter provides an overview of actus reus, which refers to the ‘external elements’ of an offence. An actus reus is not simply about the movements of the accused, that is, his/her...

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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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Addiction, Science, and Criminal Responsibility

Stephen J. Morse.

in The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law

April 2009; published online May 2009.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 23485 words.

This chapter has two simple underlying theses. The first is that it is impossible to understand the relation of any variable to criminal responsibility without having in place an account of...

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Addressing ‘Colonial Crimes’ through Reparations?

Larissa van den Herik.

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

July 2012; published online June 2012.

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 6072 words.

In 2011, Dutch history came to the courtroom. In the so-called Rawagede case, reparations were asked of the Dutch state for mass executions committed on 9 December 1947 in Indonesia under...

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Addressing White Collar Crime on a Domestic Level

Roland Hefendehl.

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

July 2010; published online July 2010.

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 6561 words.

Combating white-collar crime appears on the agenda of any legislator. Since major commercial enterprises now operate transnationally, the efforts to prosecute and punish business crimes are...

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