Edward Coke On Mens Rea

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Mens rea comes from Edward Coke writings. He said that while someone may have committed a criminal act they can only be found guilty if it was deliberate. You mentioned that an act cannot be criminal unless there is guilt and I agree with that statement. To be found guilty of wrong doing a criminal prosecutor must show beyond a reasonable doubt that they knowingly participated in a crime that harmed someone else of damaged property.

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