Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The component parts of crimes. For example, "robbery" is defined as the taking and carrying away of property of another by force or fear with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. Each of those four parts is an element that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:15 pm