Was the Defendant Charged Solely Based on Intent, Without an Actual Crime Being Committed?
Yes, in the case of R vs. Scofield (P.C. 1028), the defendant was charged based on intent alone, without an actual crime being committed. The focus of the case was on the defendant’s intention to cause harm, despite the absence of any action or execution of the intended harm. The legal proceedings centered on the question of whether mere intent, without the accompanying actus reus, was sufficient grounds for criminal liability.