Three Elements Of Crime
By: Jonathan Ikard
Awareness of duty
- When laws are already on the books people have a duty to know and abide by them.
- In civil cases, awareness of duty must be established to find some liable.
Violation Of Duty
- Civil cases must be determined in court
- Did the person "violate their duty"
- Described as the state of a person's mind
- Can be used to determine guilt or innocence