Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 1
Mens Rea, Actus Reus, and Concurrence
Please answer the following questions below: Distinguish between the terms actus reus and mens rea. How are they significant in criminal law? Define how concurrence works with actus reus and mens rea to lead to criminal liability. Why is concurrence so significant? Which of the three legal requirements listed above (i.e., actus reus, mens rea, or concurrence) is more difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt in a trial?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Ensure that you and your classmates fully comprehend the difficulties of proving someone’s intent and coordinating the act and the intent to create a prosecutable, criminal offense.