place of crime
The “place of crime” is the location where injury, harm, crime, or tort is committed. In civil matters, it is the place where an alleged act of crime was done.
The place where the disputed property lies. The place where a murder has taken place.
Babbon Sheik vs Emperor
Right to search (locus delicti) in order to establish facts during the prosecution of the case. And whether he has the authority to inspect to determine the credibility of the witnesses. The law was silent on both the questions raised. The Criminal Code must be understood strictly in the absence of rules of practice not found therein, although it may be agreed if the contested rule is not incompatible with any specific provision or the general scheme or the purpose of the code. In accordance with this view, for the purpose of understanding the facts, I grant the power of inspection of the crime scene to the appellant.
The judges do not answer to a question of fact
These legal maxims means that, ‘The judges do not answer to a question of fact; the jury do not answer to a question of Law’. In simple words, the question of law is for the judge to decide whereas question of fact are for the jury to decide. Question of law are the questions that are decided by taking the help of law. Question of fact are the questions that are decided on the basis of evidence given by both the parties in proof or disproof of a fact.
On the same object.
The legal maxim is of latin origin meaning “of the same matter”. This maxim can be roughly understood as a reference used to indicate “same subject” or “similar context”. It is a term applicable on general laws, orders, or statutes enacted during different timelines but pertaining to the same matter or object. Since statutes or general laws in pari materia exist with a common purpose or comparable items or events that have to be studied in each other’s light.
The act itself does not constitute guilt unless done with a guilty mind.
It is a Latin maxim, which means that for any act to be illegal in nature it must be done with a guilty mind. Hence, act done without any intention cannot be punished. Not only is the act of the accused important but also the intention of the accused to do the specific act is equally important to prove the guilt of the accused. Hence, it can be said that mere breach of law is not sufficient to constitute a crime.