Strict liability is a legal practice in which an individual is held accountable for the injury or the damage that has occurred as a result of his or her actions despite the fault or the mentality of the offender. In cases of strict liability, a criminal defense attorney cannot effectively prove his or her client’s innocence by establishing an innocent mens rea.
In a criminal procedure, the term “personal offenses” refers to behaviors that cause injury or damage to another individual’s body or health. Personal offenses may be extremely harmful and detrimental to the victim’s physical and psychological well-being. In a criminal procedure, personal offenses may result in extensive legal repercussions, especially if the offender had the intent to assault.
In criminal law, the term jurisdiction refers to the authority of a particular court to preside over or administer a specific case. The question of jurisdiction is a primary aspect in criminal law cases. Before a case can be investigated or tried it must be determined who has jurisdiction over the case. In some instances, jurisdiction may cause a great deal of debate between State governments or between the State and Federal government.
Causation is defined as the relationship between a given result and the actions that have caused that result to occur. In the United States criminal justice system, the term causation refers to the actus reus.