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1. Intoxication is not strictly a defence ­ more of a denial of mens rea. This makes it more
difficult for the defendant to rely on, and therefore protects the public, as when a defendant
commits a crime whilst intoxicated, they are most likely…

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recklessness to be satisfied. The judges in the case of MAJEWSKI 1977 held that becoming
intoxicated voluntarily was a reckless course of conduct, and therefore the defendant should
be guilty. This protects the public, as people may not escape liability for their crimes due to
their intoxication.

7. Voluntary intoxication…


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