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8 Cards in this Set

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actus reus
when one acutally performs the guilty act. you can't be guilty if you haven't performed the act.
mens rea
while commiting the guilty act you had an evil intent
specific intent
the accussed knows what they're doing when they do it
general intent
lesser degree of fault
non-intent crime
no mens rea
diff. between criminal and civil law
in civil law ordinairy citizens can bring in the law suit whereas the govt. brings upt he case in cirminal law. moreover, there is always a jury in criminal cases whereas civil law cases the jury is dep. on whether both sides want it.also, criminal law requires preponderance of guilt. juruors must unaminously agree to persons guilt
accused informed of all charges and also gives plea.
taking of personal items by force