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Describe and identify the elements of the different categories of offenses such as inchoate crimes, crimes against persons, property, public morality, white-collar and cyber crime
Brief a criminal case and add at least 2 credible resources with in-text cites
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As per Law, the elements of different offences are the facts which are must prove that a defendant is convicted of the crime. Before the defendant is found guilty by the court for any criminal offence the evidences are to be provided by the prosecution for proving that every element of crime is committed by the defendant.
The elements or the components which make any particular crime to happen may vary from crime to crime(Williams, 1984).Each element of the offence is categorised under one or the other crime, some of the basic elements of the crime are discussed below:
As per criminal law, it is the one of the most important elements in some crimes, and is also known as Mens rea in Latin which means the guilty mind, and also refers to the mental situation of the defendant during the crime. This element helps to decide whether the criminal act is purposeful or voluntary(Harris, 1994).