The Classification of Crimes and the Special Part of the Criminal Law
This chapter begins by discussing the importance of identifying the mental states and activity conditions of people in the classification of crimes. It differentiates the general part from the special part of classifying crimes. It explains that crime requiring specific intent means a crime where evidence of voluntary intoxication negating mens rea is a defence; whereas the designation of crimes as requiring, or not requiring, specific intent is based on no principle but on policy. It also talks about the culpable advertence, general intent, and specific mens rea crimes. It also discusses the crimes of ulterior intent.
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