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Omissions

What is an omission?
If you have a duty to act and you fail to do so you can be guilty of an offence.
Normally you have to commit an act to be guilty.
Duty of care examples:
Teacher - Student Parent ­ Child Doctor- Patient Police…

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Good Samaritan Law
In France and Netherlands ­ a general and legal duty is placed upon the
general public to help an emergency situation. E.g. when Princess Diana
crashed in her car the paps first stopped to take photos when they should have
helped her. They could have…

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SITUATION CASE BRIEF FACTS COMMENT
Contractual Pittwood Railway attendant who Harsh sentence, was a
Duty left the gate open mistake and wasn't even
accidently, people got at the scene. But it is part
onto track and was hit by of his job so should have
train. D found…

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D causes a Miller Squatter fell asleep whilst Fitting sentence ­ D
dangerous smoking and woke up to caused the fire and failed
situation find his mattress on fire. to put it out or call for
Didn't attempt to put it help
out and just went into
another…

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