Actus Reus: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is an example of the actus reus?

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1. Which of the following will make a crime involuntary and, thus, not actus reus?

2. The actus reus in a kidnapping is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Actus reus refers to the act of committing a crime, but its legal applications are more complicated than it sounds. This worksheet and quiz will help you test your understanding of actus reus.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Defining actus reus
  • Differentiating between crimes that involve actus reus and crimes that don't
  • Pinpointing the part of a crime that constitutes actus reus

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related actus reus lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding actus reus and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as involuntary crimes and actus reus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about actus reus

Additional Learning

To learn more about this legal phrase, review the lesson on actus reus. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understanding actus reus
  • Explaining the difference between actus reus and involuntary crimes
  • Applying actus reus to a crime