AQA LAW AS UNIT 2: CRIMINAL LIABILITY - CASE DICTIONARY

A table that goes through all the cases that you need to know for unit 2 - criminal liability exam. 

Includes, names, dates, key facts and legal principles. 

If you found this helpful, see also the "KEY TERMS" and have a look at the "NEGLIGENCE" cases and key terms :) 

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Criminal Liability
Actus Reus
Omission
An involuntary act does not Hill v Baxter 1958 Crashed car charged reckless
form the actus reus of a driving, but he was unconscious
crime. whilst driving.
Contractual duty created an Pittwood 1902 Left train crossing gate…

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Mens Rea
Intent
Example of direct intent Mohan 1979 Police pulled defendant over,
he stopped then drove at the
police, then drove off.
`Virtual certainty' for oblique Woolin 1998 Threw his baby at a wall ­ died.
intent.
Confirms that the virtual…

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Example of characteristics of London Borough of Harrow v Selling lottery ticket to young
a strict liability offence, not Shah 2000 person, not truly criminal,
truly criminal, but of social matter of social concern.
concern.
The characteristic of strict Blake 1997 Unlicensed…

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Explains that a wound JCC v Eisenhower 1984 Hit in the eye with airgun,
requires breaking both layers bruising and internal bleeding,
of the skin. and no wounding as skin did
not break.
Collection of relatively minor Brown v Stratton 1998 Transsexual…

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