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Crime and the Criminal Process Complete Summary

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Complete notes for crims 2015 S2. Distinction level notes. Cover complete course materials

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Criminal law Crime Common law English criminal law Homicide Elements of crime Australian criminal law Manslaughter Crimes Act Murder in English law Self-defence Fault
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e. disease and accident more of a killer • Atypical also as criminal offences – i.e. not that many convicted of murder/manslaughter The Legal Framework • Crimes Act 1900 (NSW); s 18: Murder: • 18 (1) (a) Actus reus: Act (omission) has to cause death. • Mens rea/malice aforethought: o Intent to kill OR o Intent to inflict grievous bodily harm OR o Reckless indifference to human life OR o Constructive murder - no mens rea requirement if a homicide was committed (by the accused OR an accomplice) during the commission of a crime that attracts life/25 years imprisonment (discriminates based on crime committed) • s 18 (2) (a) → the act must be 'malicious' to be covered by the Act. However, in Coleman (1990) NSW the court held that does no...
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