You are here

Homicide (Causation - Part II)

This is one of a series of lessons on homicide, and one of two lessons on the topic of causation as applied in homicide cases. Although some crimes require only a mens rea and an actus reus (and, perhaps, an attendance circumstance), other crimes are "result" crimes in that they also require proof that defendant "caused" a particular result. Homicide is the quintessential result crime. This lesson builds on an earlier lesson dealing with causation in homicide cases by focusing on the Model Penal Code's approach to causation. This lesson is intended for students who have studied the MPC's causation provisions in class, and who wish to refine their understanding of the topic.

Lesson Completion Time

45 minutes (25 minutes without the essay)
Access Denied
Access to CALI Lessons is restricted to people affiliated with CALI member organizations and those who have purchased individual memberships. You may register or login to run CALI Lessons.

Lesson Authors

Lesson ID