The Objective and Subjective Elements of Crime

All courts embrace the notion that a crime consists of two elements, an objective element that embraces the act or the conduct that is alleged to be a crime, and a subjective element that includes a consideration of the mental state of the accused at the time of its commission.

Canadian Criminal Procedure by Patrick J Ducharme

The above is the an excerpt of Patrick J Ducharme’s book, Canadian Criminal Procedure, available at Amazon or in bulk through MedicaLegal Publishing along with Criminal Trial Strategies.

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