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Superior responsibility and crimes of specific intent : a disconnect in legal reasoning?

  title={Superior responsibility and crimes of specific intent : a disconnect in legal reasoning?},
  author={Pa Wood},
  • P. Wood
  • Published 4 September 2013
  • Law
This dissertation examines the nature of superior responsibility, as a mode of criminal responsibility, and its applicability to crimes of specific intent. Specifically, the mens rea of superior responsibility is analysed in relation to the mens rea of crimes that require specific intent. Thus, the question arises whether a superior may be held accountable, in terms of superior responsibility, for crimes of specific intent. It is argued that a superior cannot be held accountable for specific… 
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