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Fault essay structure:
Definition: Fault is how blameworthy someone is for a consequence.

Criminal law General rule is that the D has to have the required mens rea to be
guilty of an offence. Examples Inc. intention, subjective recklessness or grossly
Direct Intention is where the D intended to…

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In sentencing , the level of fault
can be taken into consideration
by any aggravating
factors e.g. reoffending being taken into consideration and making the sentence worse
or any mitigating factors aking
e.g. first offence being taken into account and m the
sentence more lenient . This is an example…

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no matter how at fault someone was and whether or not it was a coldblooded
murder or a mercy killing


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