What is Criminal Intent?

Legal Definition
The intent to commit a crime ; malice, as evidenced by a criminal act; an intent to deprive or defraud the true owner of his property. People v. Moore, 3 N. Y. Cr. R. 458.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The intention to commit a crime.
Legal Definition
Intention to commit an act which is a crime.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary