Understand the elements of a crime.

The following topic forms part of the Unit Aspects of Criminal Law Relating to Business.

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the operation of the criminal law as it applies to businesses. Learners will apply the law to business situations.

Understand the elements of a crime:

The actus reus of a crime: acts and omissions; causation; examples.

The mens rea of a crime: intention; subjective recklessness; gross negligence; examples.

Crimes of strict liability: strict liability; absolute liability; examples.

Liability for crime: the liability of business organisations in relation to crimes; liability of individuals within the organisation; examples of crime.




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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business course

Aspects of Contract and Business Law

Aspects of Civil Liability for Business

Aspects of the Legal System and Law-making Process

Aspects of Criminal Law Relating to Business

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