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attempt mens rea

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:31 pm
by BunkMoreland
is this right? My crim teacher was very vague and confusing so I've had to work it out myself via Dressler.

conduct: purpose
circumstances: MPC/Majority: tracks offense. Minority: purpose/knowledge
result: purpose/knowledge


thanks so much!

Re: attempt mens rea

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:37 pm
by RVP11
Common law majority, as exemplified by Thacker: requires purpose/specific intent as to conduct, circumstance, and result.

Common law minority, as exemplified by Thomas from Colorado: requires purpose as to conduct, same as underlying offense for circumstance, same as underlying offense for result.

MPC: requires purpose as to conduct, same as underlying offense for circumstance, purpose as to result.

Re: attempt mens rea

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:04 pm
by McBean
RVP11 wrote:Common law majority, as exemplified by Thacker: requires purpose/specific intent as to conduct, circumstance, and result.

Common law minority, as exemplified by Thomas from Colorado: requires purpose as to conduct, same as underlying offense for circumstance, same as underlying offense for result.

MPC: requires purpose as to conduct, same as underlying offense for circumstance, purpose as to result.

TCR