Elements Of Criminal Offence In Singapore

Elements Of Criminal Offence In Singapore

Criminal offence in Singapore is defined as behaviour that has been designated as criminal by legislation enacted by Parliament. Criminal offences in Singapore is based on a three-stage analysis:

The physical element: is the accused’s conduct or behaviour prohibited by legislation?
The fault element: what was the accused’s state of mind at the time the offence was committed?
The defences: Even if the physical and fault elements are present, are there any defences that might be raised to relieve the accused of criminal liability?