oa De Rebus - Elevating to crime : feature

Volume 2015, Issue 556
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



It is trite law that (either or ) is an indispensable element for a crime that pertains to the infliction of bodily harm. This could sustain a charge of either assault or murder, depending on the result that eventuated. For both crimes, intention is a necessary element. However, murder has a -cousin, in the form of culpable homicide, but for assault, there is no variant. Why not?

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