This article describes the difference between accident and Intention.
- There is no “means rea” in accident.
- Accidents are of two kinds: (i) Culpable (ii) Inevitable.
- Strict liability is not imposed.
- It is excusable.
- Consequences are not foreseen.
- There may be “mens rea” in intention.
- Mens are means “guilty intention”.
- Strict liability is imposed.
- It is not excusable.
- Consequences can be foreseen.