This poster is relevant to AQA A-level Law Paper 1, OCR A-level law Component 2 and WJEC/Eduqas Components 2 and 3.
The law on attempted crimes specifically addresses the mens rea, the intent of a defendant who clearly wishes to commit a crime, but for some reason is prevented from doing so. In being prevented from committing the crime, the defendant is stopped from carrying out the actus reus of the full crime and therefore cannot be convicted of the full crime.
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