Daily Archives: June 26, 2012

Aarvold

Graham Young was born in Neasden, north London. He was fascinated from a young age by poisons and their effects. In 1961 at 14 he started to test poisons on his family, enough to make them violently ill. He amassed large quantities … Continue reading

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mens rea,

A fundamental principle of Criminal Law is that a crime consists of both a mental and a physical element. Mens rea, a person’s awareness of the fact that his or her conduct is criminal, is the mental element, and actus reus, the act … Continue reading

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Non compos mentis

Non compos mentis is a term meaning ‘not of sound mind’. Non compos mentis derives from the Latin non meaning “not”,compos meaning “having (command of)”, and mentis (genitive singular of mensCompos mentis (of a composed mind).

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