Exactly. Actus Reus / Mens Rhea.(Original post by Mactotaur)
An act does not make a person guilty, unless the mind is guilty. This allows, thankfully, for intelligent discretion in sentencing.
I was making a point to someone who made a claim about the use of that word. I can't remember the claim and I can't be bothered to go over this thread.
100s of personal statements examples here