- Created by: Ellagaskell
- Created on: 12-08-20 14:49
Direct Intent: A PC signalled the D to stop the car, D slowed down and then accelerated towards the PC. Held that the court stated that direct intent is where the D does everything they can to bring about a desired result.
DPP v Smith (1961)
Oblique Intent (Only for essays as it is Old law): D was asked by a PC to stop his car which contained stolen goods, instead he sped off with the officer, killing him. Held that D would be liable if the reasonable man foresaw a risk of death or serious injury, and imposed and objective test.
D violently shook his 3 month old baby who was choking, he threw the baby towards a pram several feet away which killed him. It was held that the HoL overruled the conviction and held the jury were entitled to find intent where they considered that the D foresaw death or serious injury as a virtual certainty.