18/8/17 Voluntary and Intentional
Do you know if there’s a difference between voluntary and intentional? If so, what is it?
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An act can’t be inculpatory unless it was voluntary (done consciously), so one can’t be held accountable for acts done while sleepwalking, for example. But whether the actor consciously intended a wrongful consequence of a voluntary act – whether the outcome was intentional – goes to the degree of culpability. The first term looks at the nature of the act itself, the second at the motive behind the act.