Answer to potential exam ques: Explain how omission or failure to act can give rise to criminal liability.

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I had this marked by my law teacher who also writes the AS AQA Law text book and said it would get 7 or 8/8

The actus reus (guilty act) may be an unlawful act, or for some crimes it may be a failure to act in circumstances where there is a duty to do so.
There can be no crime by omission unless there is duty to act. Such a duty can be imposed by a job such as R v Dytham. In…


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