Murder Summary

Another mind map summarising the key points and some cases, not to be used for extreme revision!

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  • Murder
    • Sir Edward Coke
      • Actus Reus
        • Causation
          • Medical interference will not break the chain of causation [R v Cheshire/Smith] injury is OPERATING AND SUBSTANTIAL OR SIGNIFICANT CAUSE OF DEATH
          • Natural Concequences that are forseeable will not break the chain [R v Pagett]
          • Take your victim as you find them
      • "A man of sound memory, and of the age of discretion, unlawfully killeth within any county of the realm, any reasonable creature in rerum natura under the Kings/Queens peace with malice aforethought
  • Sir Edward Coke
    • Actus Reus
      • Causation
        • Medical interference will not break the chain of causation [R v Cheshire/Smith] injury is OPERATING AND SUBSTANTIAL OR SIGNIFICANT CAUSE OF DEATH
        • Natural Concequences that are forseeable will not break the chain [R v Pagett]
        • Take your victim as you find them
    • "A man of sound memory, and of the age of discretion, unlawfully killeth within any county of the realm, any reasonable creature in rerum natura under the Kings/Queens peace with malice aforethought
  • Unlawful killing of a reasonable creature
    • Reasonable Creature = human
      • Begins: When a foetus has been expelled from the womb [Attorney General's Reference no.3]
      • Ends: When brain dead - [R v Malcherek]
  • Mens Rea
    • Act
      • E.g. Stabbing, shooting, strangling or drowning
      • Unlawful killing of a reasonable creature
        • Reasonable Creature = human
          • Begins: When a foetus has been expelled from the womb [Attorney General's Reference no.3]
          • Ends: When brain dead - [R v Malcherek]
    • Omission
      • E.g. Contract, Family/Close relationship, Reliance, Prior Conduct or Public Office
    • E.g. Stabbing, shooting, strangling or drowning
    • E.g. Contract, Family/Close relationship, Reliance, Prior Conduct or Public Office
    • Serious injury is the aim, purpose or goal.

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