Lecture 3

3 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto St. George
Woodsworth College Courses
David Davies

WDW225 October 7, 2010 Essential Elements of the Criminal Act Lecture 3 What constitutes a crime? -mental element MENS REA -physical element ACTUS REUS Criminal Law; Act + Fault Act: -of commission or -in certain cases only, of omission -that is voluntary and -if the consequences are part of the definition, have caused those consequences Frey v. Fedoruk Section 177: Everyone who loiters or prowls at night on the property of another person near a dwelling- house situated on that property is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction Example 2: ACTUS REUS Doesnt always need physical touching 265(1) A person commits an assault when b he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose ACTUS REUS No Causation -causation may not be part of the definition in the Criminal Code Example Section 241 Everyone who: a) counsels a person to commit suicide, or b) aids or abets a pers
More Less

Related notes for WDW101Y1

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.