Why are sexual offences considered as basic intent

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Hey there I read in my text books that s.3 and s. 1 of the sexual offences act are one of basic intent crimes. But what I don't understand is that this requires intent not recklessness.

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Help!! Someone help and also in relation to section 63 sexual offences act : tresspass with intent I comitt a sexual offence
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(Original post by Highfiveyou)
Hey there I read in my text books that s.3 and s. 1 of the sexual offences act are one of basic intent crimes. But what I don't understand is that this requires intent not recklessness.

Can someone explain?
As I remember it (and I have never studied law), basic intent can involve either intent to commit the crime or recklessness as to whether the act is a crime, with no ulterior intent. The point is that these crimes are not ones of specific intent, unlike a crime designated as aggravated, say, where the intent goes beyond the act.

Read: http://www.lawteacher.net/resources/...ific-basic.php
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As I remember it (and I have never studied law), basic intent can involve either intent to commit the crime or recklessness as to whether the act is a crime, with no ulterior intent. The point is that these crimes are not ones of specific intent, unlike a crime designated as aggravated, say, where the intent goes beyond the act.

Read: http://www.lawteacher.net/resources/...ific-basic.php
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