Criminal Law: Specific Intent Crimes

August 3, 2023

Specific intent crimes are offences that demand a higher level of mens rea. In these crimes, the defendant must have not only intended to commit the act (actus reus) but also to bring about a particular consequence or result. Such crimes often involve premeditation and planning. Examples of specific intent crimes include the Section 18 Offences Against the Person Act wounding or causing GBH with intent.

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