Elements of a Crime
Criminal and Civil
Awareness of Duty
a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility A person must be aware that they were not supposed to do something. When the law is on books people should know about them. If someone killed someone and said they did not know that they should do that. It says you can not murder someone.
Violation of Duty
to break, disregard, or infringe (a law, agreement, etc.) If you were pocketing money on the side from a business. If the law is on the books and you break it there is no need to establish the element existed until you go to court.