What does mens rea require? A. A particular state of mind B. A reckless or negligent act C. Some…
What does mens rea require?
A. A particular state of mind
B. A reckless or negligent act
C. Some action or conduct
D. An omission of a certain act
Ben is very mad at his supervisor because of pay cuts. Ben plots to damage some equipment so his company will have to pay him overtime compensation to repair it. In which of these situations could Ben be found guilty? Choose 2 answer choices.
A. Ben has the sufficient mens rea and actus reus at the plotting stage to be convicted of the crime.
B. Ben has a change of heart and decides not to damage the equipment.
C. Ben carries out his plan, but there are no witnesses.
D. Ben walks over to the equipment holding a heavy sledgehammer he brought from home, but at the last minute, decides against hitting the equipment. Instead, he trips and falls, slamming the sledgehammer into a crucial part of the equipment, which ruins the machine.