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Action, Basic Action, and the ‘Act Requirement’

R. A. Duff.

in Criminal Attempts

January 1997; published online March 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 12925 words.

This chapter examines the role of action and act requirement in determining liability in criminal attempts. It discusses some popular accounts of action to which subjectivists sometimes...

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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

Michael J. Allen.

in Textbook on Criminal Law

June 2013; published online September 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 22322 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

Rebecca Huxley-Binns.

in Criminal Law Concentrate

July 2014; published online September 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 5091 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

John Child and David Ormerod.

in Smith & Hogan's Essentials of Criminal Law

May 2015; published online September 2015.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 22205 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

Michael J. Allen.

in Textbook on Criminal Law

April 2015; published online June 2015.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 23553 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

Janet Loveless.

in Complete Criminal Law

May 2014; published online September 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 31602 words.

This chapter focuses on Actus Reus (AR), the external elements of a criminal offence. It discusses the key components of AR, which are omissions or the liability for failing to act and...

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Actus reus

Nicola Monaghan.

in Criminal Law Directions

May 2014; published online September 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 15705 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

Claire De Than and Russell Heaton.

in Criminal Law

May 2013; published online September 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 18292 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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