Corpus delicti

Corpus delicti


Corpus delicti is Latin phrase translated as "the body of crime", term used in jurisprudence which refers to the principle according to which it must be proven that a crime has occurred before a person can be convicted of committing that crime. For convicting someone of committing a crime you need a certain proof that the crime has been committed, if there was no crime, there can not have been a criminal

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