- Aug 17, 2004
I am a little bit confused about the difference between Strict Liability and Absolute Liability. I know that Stict Liablity offences do not require the element of mens rea...but my book says ABSOLUTE LIABILTY IS PROOF OF THE ACT ONLY which sounds the same to me...(page 75 Heinmann txtbook 4 u playing at home) Is it that Strict Liability means it doesnt matter if u intended to or not (ie no mens rea) and absolute means they dont have proof of mens rea???Can someone clear this up 4 me??? thnx!