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Omissions
An omission is a failure to act where the law states you
must do so. This is different to most criminal law as
usually you actually have to do something to be
arrested.
The rule of omissions means that if you have a duty of
care to a specific…

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6. A duty which arises because the defendant has set
in motion a chain of events
GIBBINS AND PROCTOR:
Man had a girl along with some other children from a
previous marriage when he moved in with a new
partner. They kept this child separate from the others
and starved…

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but he did not try to put it out he just moved to another
room and slept there. He was convicted of arson.
STONE AND DOBINSON:
Stone's elder sister fanny was left in the care of him and
his wife. Fanny refused to eat as she suffered from
anorexia. They…

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