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Result Crimes: Causation
In result crimes, prosecution must prove the voluntary act/omission caused the
victims death/injury, rules of causation must be established and proved.
Factual Causation
But For Test 'but for' conduct of defendant victim wouldn't have suffered
injury/death when and as they did
R v White D gave poison to mother but before it took effect she died of heart
attack. Only liable for attempt as it wasn't his actions that killed her.…read more

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R v Blaue D stabbed a Jehovah witness, V would have survived if she didn't refuse a
blood transfusion but she did and died, D still liable. Rule extends to mental
conditions, beliefs and physical characteristics.…read more


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