‘The correspondence principle concerns the relationship between actus reus and mens rea. If the offence is defined in terms of certain consequences and certain circumstances the mental element ought to correspond with that by referring to those consequences or circumstances’.1 (Ashworth and Campbell in “Recklessness in Assault and in General?” (1991) 107 L.Q.R. 187 at p.192.) Explain, with examples, the principle of mens rea and consider whether it is right that the defendant could be convicted without a blameworthy state of mind. Discuss, with reference to the above statement, whether the mental element required for offences against the person corresponds to the actus reus and whether it should correspond with the actus reus.