AQA LAW03 Fatal Offences Revision

Full detailed revision sheet on fatal offences in AQA LAW03 - murder, involuntary/voluntary manslaughter. Hope it helps!

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Common law (no statute) Coroners & Justice Act 2009 S2 Homicide Act 1957 Coroners & Justice Act 2009
Murder Voluntary manslaughter (loss of control) Voluntary manslaughter (diminished responsibility)
LAW03 Unit 3A Criminal Law [Fatal Offences]

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Actus reus: the unlawful killing of a living human being [unborn child S56 of CJA 2009 abolished the defence of provocation and [Same mens rea as murder]
cannot be murdered ­ Attorney Generals reference no 3 (1994)]. s54 and s55 introduced the new defence of loss of control. S52 CJA 2009
Some killings may be lawful, e.g. acting in selfdefence.…read more

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Common law Common law
Gross negligence manslaughter (Constructive) unlawful act manslaughter
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The offence is committed where the D owes a duty of The D causes the death of the victim as a result of an
care, breaches that duty in a grossly negligent way unlawful act.
thus causing the death of the victim. It can involve an
act or an omission and the act does not have to be Actus reus laid down in R v Mitchell:
unlawful.…read more


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