Law unit 3: criminal law exam questions

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AQA law unit 4 criminal law
January 2006 (total 85 marks): 1 hour 15 min
1(a) Discuss the criminal liability of Brent for the injury to Andy, and the criminal liability of
Chris for the injuries to Brent. (25 marks)
(b) Discuss the criminal liability of Debra and of George for the involuntary manslaughter of
Eva. (25 marks)
(c) Choose one of the following:
Discuss the criticisms which may be made of the law on murder (including voluntary
manslaughter). (25 marks)
OR
Discuss the criticisms which may be made of the law on involuntary manslaughter. (25
marks)
OR
Discuss the criticisms which may be made of the law on the non-fatal offences against the
person. (25 marks)
2(a) Discuss the criminal liability of Harry for the injuries suffered by Ian and by Jackie. (25
marks)
(b) Discuss the criminal liability of Harry for the murder of Karl. (25 marks)
(c) Choose one of the following:
Discuss the criticisms which may be made of the law on murder (including voluntary
manslaughter). (25 marks)
OR
Discuss the criticisms which may be made of the law on involuntary manslaughter. (25
marks)
OR
Discuss the criticisms which may be made of the law on the non-fatal offences against the
person.
June 2006 (total 85 marks): 1 hour 15 min
(a) Discuss the criminal liability of Andy in connection with the incident in the bar and the
injury to Dora. (25 marks)
(b) Discuss the criminal liability of Colin and of Elaine for the involuntary manslaughter of
Freddy. (25 marks)
(c) Choose one of the following:
In relation to murder (including voluntary manslaughter), discuss the suggestion that the
current law is satisfactory and is not in need of reform. (25 marks)
OR
In relation to involuntary manslaughter, discuss the suggestion that the current law is
satisfactory and is not in need of reform. (25 marks)
OR
In relation to non-fatal offences against the person, discuss the suggestion that the current
law is satisfactory and is not in need of reform. (25 marks)
2(a) Discuss Helen's criminal liability for the injuries to Joanne and Ian. (25 marks)
(b) Discuss George's criminal liability for the murder of Kim. (25 marks)

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Choose one of the following:
In relation to murder (including voluntary manslaughter), discuss the suggestion that the
current law is satisfactory and is not in need of reform. (25 marks)
OR
In relation to involuntary manslaughter, discuss the suggestion that the current law is
satisfactory and is not in need of reform. (25 marks)
OR
In relation to non-fatal offences against the person, discuss the suggestion that the current
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OR
In relation to involuntary manslaughter, consider the suggestion that the current law is
unsatisfactory. (25 marks)
OR
In relation to non-fatal offences against the person, consider the suggestion that the
current law is unsatisfactory. (25 marks)
January 2008 (total 85 marks): 1 hour 15 min
(a) Discuss the criminal liability of Alan and of Bob arising out of the incident in the street.
(25 marks)
(b) Discuss the criminal liability of Dave for the murder of Edward.…read more

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In relation to non-fatal offences against the person, consider what criticisms may be made
of the current law. (25 marks)
2(a) Discuss the criminal liability of Alvin in relation to Bez, Chris and other customers, arising
out of the incident in the pub. (25 marks)
(b) Discuss the criminal liability of Chris for the murder of Danni. (25 marks)
(c) Choose one of the following:
In relation to murder (including voluntary manslaughter), consider what criticisms may be
made of the current law.…read more

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Consider the liability of Mike for the murder of Pete. (25 marks)
(c)In recent years, there has been much dissatisfaction with the current law of murder and
voluntary manslaughter. Explain the reasons for this dissatisfaction and consider what
proposals have been made for the reform of the law. (25 marks)
2(a) Discuss the possible liability of Rob arising out of the phone call to Irina and out of the
injuries inflicted on Steve. Discuss Steve's possible liability for the injury suffered by
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Consider the possible liability of Adam and of Frances in connection with Diane's death.
(25 marks)
(c) The non-fatal offences against the person have been subjected to frequent criticism.
Explain and discuss these criticisms, and suggest what reforms might be desirable.
(25 marks)
2(a) Discuss the possible criminal liability of Harry arising out of the incidents involving
George and Janet. (25 marks + 5 marks for AO3)
(b) Discuss the possible liability of Harry for the murder of Matt.…read more

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