Mens Rea- Criminal Law

Mens Rea- Criminal Law

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The concept of ‘mens rea’ in criminal law is a way to distinguish between an intentional and an unintentional crime. It is a Latin word which means ‘guilty mind.’ It comes from the phrase ‘Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea’ which implies that an act doesn’t make a person guilty unless his intention was to […]

Compoundable vs Non-Compoundable Offences

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Difference between Compoundable and Non-Compoundable Offences Compoundable Offences The offences where the complainant can enter into a compromise and drop the charges against the accused are the compoundable ones. Section 320 of the Criminal Procedure Code has the mention of all the compoundable offences. These are mostly private and less serious in nature. Once the […]