Indian Penal Code

INFANCY

INTRODUCTION The general exception of infancy is defined in section 83 of the IPC. As per this Section nothing is an offence if it is done by a child above seven years of age and under twelve, who has not attained sufficient maturity of understanding to judge the nature and consequences of his conduct on …

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MENS REA

MENS REA Mens rea is a Latin term which means guilty mind. The element of mens rea is sine qua non to criminal law and its absence negates the condition of crime. It is also expressed in the Latin maxim actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea which means “the act does not make …

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What is crime?

“The purpose of criminal law is to express a formal social condemnation of forbidden conduct, buttressed by sanctions calculated to prevent it.” W Friedman. What is crime? When one has to talk about criminal law, the discussion on what is crime is inevitable. In a society where all kinds of humans are co-existing, every human …

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