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Criminal Law Exam Notes

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Complete crim notes for UWS, got me a HD. Actus Reus, Mens Rea Defence - Intoxication Assault (all levels, sexual assault) Homicide Defences for murder/manslaughter

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Criminal law Law Elements of crime Forensic psychology Crimes English criminal law Mens rea Manslaughter Crimes Act Actus reus Intention Indecent assault Max Penalty
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Criminal law Law Elements of crime Forensic psychology Crimes English criminal law Mens rea Manslaughter Crimes Act Actus reus Intention Indecent assault Max Penalty
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Mens Rea Intent (complete subjective inquiry into the mind of the accused) • Recklessness - the accused was aware that there are possible (or even probable) harmful consequences of the action, and yet proceeded anyway (subjective inquiry, but not as stringent as the one of intent). O wilful blindness when one tried to prevent oneself from knowing (Crabbe) o Unaware of harmful consequences of obvious risk, inadvertent recklessness (Caldwell) Negligence o a reasonable and ordinary person in the position of the accused would have known or foreseen that harm was likely to follow from the actus reus, and proceeded anyway (objective inquiry, the actual state of mind of the accused is irrelevant). Strict liability - no requirement of mens rea at all, bu...
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