Criminal Law: Strict Liability

August 3, 2023

Strict liability crimes are offences where mens rea is not required to establish guilt. In such cases, the prosecution only needs to prove that the defendant committed the actus reus of the offence, regardless of their mental state or intent. Strict liability offences typically focus on public safety or regulatory compliance rather than moral blameworthiness. Examples include traffic violations and certain environmental offences.

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