Actus reus

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  • Actus Reus
    • The definition
      • Guilty Act
        • Physical element
      • Must be voluntary
    • The AR can be
      • An act
      • An omission
      • A state of affairs
        • Larsonneur 1933
    • Causation
      • 1- factual casation
        • But for test
      • 2- legal causation
        • Operating and substantial cause
    • Novus Actus Interveniens
      • A 3rd parties act
      • The victims own act
      • A natural event
    • Omissions
      • General rule is that there is no liability for an omission
        • In the UK there is no good aamaritan law
      • Duties of care
        • A statutory duty e.g. Terrorism Act 2000
        • A contractual duty e.g. Pittwood 1902
        • A duty because of a relationship e.g. Gibbons and Proctor 1918
        • A duty that has been taken on voluntarily e.g. Stone V Dobinson 1977
        • A duty through ones official position e.g. Dytham 1979
        • Creating a dangerous situation e.g. Miller 1983

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