Research for a crime that has been reported in the media. Prepare a 1-2 page essay addressing the elements of crime-mens rea, actus reus, concurrence and proximate cause. Your essay should include a brief summary of the crime and how the conduct satisfied the different elements. The essay is due on Saturday of week 4. The essay will be accepted up to one week past the due date and is subject to a 25% late penalty.
Review the syllabus and course information folder for requirements and format.
Make sure you cite your source.
Try using the following format when writing essays to help you organize your thoughts and to ensure you have an analysis.
Summary of the crime as reported, including relevant facts.
Explain and define the different concepts of the essay topic
Explain how the conduct satisfied the different elements of the crime or topic of the essay.
MAKE SURE NOT TO PROVIDE ONLY A SUMMARY OF THE CRIME/INCIDENT. Identify each element and describe how the element can be proven from the conduct.