One of the Basic Tenets of Criminal Liability is "Actus Non Facit Reum Nisi Mens Sit Rea". What Does this Mean in English? - Legal Reasoning

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One of the basic tenets of criminal liability is "actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea". What does this mean in English?

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  • A guilty act is not required in criminal law

  • If a person does a criminal act, he will be found guilty

  • The act is not guilty unless the mind is guilty

  • The guilty mind and guilty act are the same things

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Solution

The act is not guilty unless the mind is guilty

Concept: Legal Terms and Maxims (Entrance Exam)
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