What is the difference between actus reus and mens rea?

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What is the difference between actus reus and mens rea?

Committing a Crime:

Crimes can be intentional or not intentional and they can be planned or unplanned. Crimes are committed for many reasons, such as an impulsive response to a provocation, lack of basic needs, greed, revenge, and other goals that the person may not feel can be achieved legitimately.

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The difference between actus reus and mens rea is the difference between action and intent. For example, someone plans to murder their neighbor whom...

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Mens Rea vs. Actus Reus: Difference & Comparison

from Criminal Justice Overview

Chapter 15 / Lesson 1
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