3 Non fatal offences Criminal Law Exam
Answer any two of these questions. Statutes will be provided where applicable, but they should not be used as a replacement for learning the law as in many areas the law has come from cases, which supplement the statutes, particularly in the area of non-fatal offences. it is also not enough to copy out the statute, you need to apply the relevent parts to the problem.All questions are problem questions and they will be marked on their merit, each worth equal marks. You need to do two things – you need to explain what the law is and also explain how this applies to the question. (For example, do not just say that ‘the actus reus of battery is application of unlawful force’, also then state that ‘Fred applied unlawful force to Jim when he slapped his face.’)Questions will cover the following areas:1. Murder. Defences of diminished responsibility and loss of control.2. Unlawful act and gross negligence manslaughter, including causation.3. Non fatal offences with the defences of consent, intoxication and automatism.
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