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Criminal Law 1 Elements and Case Summaries

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This document contains summarised elements of the topics covered in Criminal Law, perfect as a spine for answering exam questions. Case summaries are also included.

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Law Criminal law English criminal law Elements of crime Crimes Violence Manslaughter in English law Manslaughter Fault Murder in English law Causation Self-defence Ryan v Kuhl Barton v Armstrong
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Law Criminal law English criminal law Elements of crime Crimes Violence Manslaughter in English law Manslaughter Fault Murder in English law Causation Self-defence Ryan v Kuhl Barton v Armstrong
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g. spasm, reflex, sleep walking AR#2: Causation • P must show BRD that D’s act caused the injury/serious injury/ death • Requires unbroken chain of causation • The accused’s act has to be A cause, not the only cause Tests of causation 1. D’s act was the substantial and operating cause of death subsisting to the time of death – as per Hallett and Royall D’s action made it a natural consequence that V seek to escape – (Royall) V’s death was a foreseen or reasonably foreseeable consequence of D’s actions – (Royall) 2. Has the chain of causation possibly been broken by an intervening act Novus Actus Interve...
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