In 1500 words, do the following:
1. Define and discuss Mens Rea and Actus Reus.
2. Analyze why these fundamental principles of criminal law are necessary to create a crime.
3. Discuss the difference between general intent and specific intent crimes.
Use two to three scholarly resources to support your answers.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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Read Chapters 4, 5, and 6 in Contemporary Criminal Law.
Read “Criminal Responsibility” by Lukash from Wiley Series of Encyclopedias in Criminology and Criminal Justice: The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (2014)
Read “Accomplices and Accessories” by Time from Salem Press Encyclopedia (2017).
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