Legal definition of mens rea
Felonies Legal Terminology

mens rea

Latin translation: guilty mind

One of two nesessary elements of most of crimes. There are several degrees of mens reas: intentional harm, harm as a result of non-action; criminal negligence; recklessness.
Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia. website. license
Find a legal term by clicking on the first letter of a legal word or phrase:
Book of the Day in our Store
Share it on TwitterFacebook
Policing in the 21st Century: Community PolicingPolicing in the 21st Century: Community Policing
by Dr. Lee P. Brown
  • List Price: $39.95
  • Price: $36.71
  • You Save: $3.24 (8%)
from $4.40
Pricing and Cost Accounting: A Handbook for Government Contractors Third EditionPricing and Cost Accounting: A Handbook for Government Contractors Third Edition
by Darrell J. Oyer
  • Price: $85.00
from $81.01
Verndal C LeeAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Family Law, Landlord & Tenant Law, Criminal Defense, Consumer Protection, Military Law & Military Benefits
Thomas A BudettiAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Insurance Litigation, Workers Compensation, Military Law & Military Benefits
Amanda L HowardAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Military Law & Military Benefits
LA Daily NewsLOS ANGELES - The leader of a South Los Angeles street gang blamed for two decades of murders, robberies, extortion, illegal firearms possession, witness intimidation and narcotics trafficking near downtown's Skid Row faces a possible life term behind ... more »
Albany Times UnionFORT EDWARD - Opening arguments were expected to begin Monday at the retrial of Matthew Slocum, the Washington County man whose conviction for a July 2011 triple homicide was overturned by an appeals court two years ago. Prosecutors will have to ... more »
WZZMThey've since classified her death as a homicide. Police say hours later, crews were dispatched to a fire on Coats Grove Road near M-66. It's believed the fire and the earlier shooting and death are connected, but police did not detail the extent in ... more »
It's a free online legal dictionary search engine for definitions of legal terminology and legal words, legal abbreviations, and legal jargon you may meet when reading legal acts, law books, documents, legal forms and other legal content