Mens rea is Latin for “guilty mind”.1 In criminal law, it is viewed as one of the necessary elements of some crimes. The standard common law test of criminal liability is usually expressed in the Latin phrase, actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea, which means “the act is not culpable unless the mind is guilty”. Thus, in jurisdictions with due process, there must be an actus reus, or “guilty act,” accompanied by some level of mens rea to constitute the crime with which the defendant is charged (see the technical requirement of concurrence). As a general rule, criminal liability does not attach to a person who merely acted with the absence of mental fault. The exception is strict liability crimes. Wikipedia

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Slade9 months ago

    Mens rea is Latin for “guilty mind”.1 In criminal law, it is viewed as one of the necessary elements of some crimes. The standard common law test of criminal liability is usually expressed in the Latin phrase, actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea, which means “the act is not culpable unless the mind is guilty”. Thus, in jurisdictions with due process, there must be an actus reus, or “guilty act,” accompanied by some level of mens rea to constitute the crime with which the defendant is charged (see the technical requirement of concurrence). As a general rule, criminal liability does not attach to a person who merely acted with the absence of mental fault. The exception is strict liability crimes. Wikipedia

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartois9 months ago

    Another wonderful artwork my friend your faces are wonderful and expressive…..

  • Renate thank you so much for your beautiful support of my art

    – Anthea Slade

  • autumnwind
    autumnwind9 months ago

    Learning while viewing. Feeling the guilt in your expressive art, and you are making it more intense with the deep red. Awesome work. Warm hugs, shar xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  • Yes this one is intense. Thank you for your wonderful comments dear Shar.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Slade9 months ago

    Thank you for featuring Mens Rea in the Sisterhood on the 16 January 2014.

  • trish725
    trish7259 months ago

  • Trish725 thank you for featuring Mens Rea in The World As We See It Or As We Missed It on 16-1-14.

    – Anthea Slade

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodensted9 months ago

    01-17-14 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Dear Kira thank you so much for featuring Mens Rea in Art Universe on 17-1-14.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwards9 months ago

    very very expressive …red works so well!!!

  • Thank You my dear friend Shylie.

    – Anthea Slade

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage9 months ago

  • Thank you Francis :)

    – Anthea Slade

  • wormink
    wormink9 months ago

    dig it enjoy and create

  • Thank you wormink.

    – Anthea Slade

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWind9 months ago

    Congratulations. You have been featured in Editors choices of the week.
    POP’s

  • Thanks so much POP’s.

    – Anthea Slade

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