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Critically evaluate the following statement:
On a charge of murder, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt the elements of murder. With reference to the common law and statute discuss why this is the case.
Your essay requires:
consideration of actus reus and mens rea
acknowledgement of elements of murder i.e why intention is relevant
identification of section 3 of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic)
the use of headings:
you will not need to write ‘Heading’ or ‘Body paragraph’ for your body paragraphs, but instead they should have meaningful headings
a bibliography must be included, it must list all sources that were used, not only those referred in the text and footnotes
sources should be listed alphabetically under each heading.
AGLC4 referencing style