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The second part of this chapter considers how mens rea is used in criminal justice practice, using the court process as an example. 4 Using an Internet statute database, find five other offences which require negligence as mens rea. Do you agree that all of the offences that you have found should have this type of mens rea? Mens Rea and Criminal Justice Example I: mens rea and the court trial process This section uses the example of the pre-sentence court process, and how it operates, to show how mens rea works in practice.

The evidence of McConville et al. suggests that police and CPS work is more about crime control than due process and human rights. Others, such as Choongh (1997), argue that the police use their power to extend social control and social exclusion as far as possible. However, work such as that by Dixon (1997) argues that due process-based law can have, and has had, an impact on criminal justice practice by structuring that practice according to a set of rules, and reducing the misuse of power. This suggests that criminal justice, like criminal law, has a conflicting set of aims in terms of how it uses actus reus.

There are a range of different types of evidence which the police can use to build a case. g. g. g. skin or blood), and recovered by swabbing or scraping stains, or by recovering an item suspected to contain DNA; • The National DNA database which has now been set up. These add to other types of evidence which the police can gather, such as ballistic evidence to show whether a gun has been fired, documentary evidence such as letters, and ‘real’ evidence, that is objects which are relevant as evidence.

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