CU Concepts of Mens Rea and Actus Reus Analysis

Question Description

I’m working on a writing discussion question and need an explanation to help me learn.

Assigned Readings:

Chapter 8. Business Crime.

Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.

Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. Explain the concepts of mens rea and actus reus and analyze how they relate to corporate criminal liability.
  2. Mike Millionaire is the CEO of Murky Mining, Inc. Mike is not involved in the day-to-day operations of Murky Mining, Inc., and the company has incurred multiple violations under 33 U.S.C. § 1319. Could Mike Millionaire be charged or fined as an officer of the company? Would the fact that Mike Millionaire was not involved in the day-to-day operations of Murky Mining, Inc. be considered?