Three Conjoined And Essential Elements

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Under general principals of American law and the common law, crimes consists of three conjoined and essential elements. 1) The criminal act (actus resus), 2) a culpable mental state (mens rea) and 3) a concurrence of the two. The three elements are saying that for an essence of criminal conduct it must consist of a concurrence of a criminal act with a culpable mental state. There are additional elements that can be used, which are causation, a resulting harm, the principle of legality and the necessary attendant circumstances. Someone must commit an act before being subject to criminal sancations, the first element is actus resus of a crime, which means guilty act. Criminal law the word act is often said to mean a performance, a deed, or

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