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MENS REA, ACTUS REUS, AND THE ROLE OF THE STATE

William Schabas

in Unimaginable Atrocities: Justice, Politics, and Rights at the War Crimes Tribunals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199653072
eISBN:
9780191739361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653072.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Criminal law classically describes offences as being composed of two elements: the mens rea and the actus reus. The mens rea is the guilty mind and the actus reus is the guilty act. The words come ... More


The Phenomenon of State Organized Crime

Henri Decoeur

in Confronting the Shadow State: An International Law Perspective on State Organized Crime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823933
eISBN:
9780191862649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823933.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 1 describes the phenomenon of state organized crime. It analyses the context in which state organized crime occurs, highlighting the criminogenic mechanisms at play in ‘shadow states’ and ... More


Criminal Law Philosophy in William Schabas’s Scholarship

Margaret M. deGuzman

in Arcs of Global Justice: Essays in Honour of William A. Schabas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190272654
eISBN:
9780190272685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272654.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the deontological and consequentialist strains in William Schabas’s scholarship in an effort to illuminate the role that criminal law philosophy plays in much of the ... More


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