11 Elements of Criminal Offence
For someone to be found guilty of a crime, you must prove two parts of the offence: guilty act and guilty mind.
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt – it doesn’t need to be 100% certainty of guilt to find someone guilty.
- Acquittal cases of guilty act:
- Sleep-driving woman found “not criminally responsible” for drunk driving charge (article)
- Toronto man who used intoxication defence found guilty of sexual assault (article)
- Top court to clarify “automatism” defence (article) – battered wife vs depression mindset
- Young man found guilty has “moderate intellectual disability” – not criminally responsible
Criminal Negligence Cases:
Criminal Offences – Recent Articles
Case Study on Willful Blindness – one of the tests of mens rea:
- Supreme Court Review of Appeal for B – aquittal overturned, new trial ordered
- End of Road for Youth involved in death of Nina Courtepatte (Buffy)
- Michael Briscoe sentenced to life for murdering teen, 13 (article 2012)