Slides in this set
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND IMMIGRATION
States whether the force was reasonable:
1. That the person acting for a legitimate purpose may be able to
weigh to a nicety the exact measure of any necessary action.
2. That the evidence of a person's having only done what the
person honestly and instinctively thought was necessary for a
legitimate purpose constitutes strong evidence only
reasonable action was taken.
Palmer (1971) Set out the way reasonable force is explained, "A
person cannot weigh to a nicety the exact measure of his defensive action."…read more
CRIMINAL LAW ACT 1967
(WHEN PREVENTING A CRIME)
"A person may use such force as is reasonable in the
circumstances in the prevention of crime."
1. Necessity of force. It depends on the circumstances
which exists or the D genuinely believe existed
2. Reasonableness of force.…read more