Law AS Unit 2- Causation

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Causation

- When D is charged with a  result offence such as Murder or Criminal damage.

- Prosecution must prove that D's conduct Caused the prohibited consequence:

      - There must be a Chain of Causation between D's conduct and the prohibited consequence.

- You need to consider where evidence shows that there are 2 or more possible causes of the prohibited consequence:

      - But P must prove that it was D's conduct that cause the prohibited consequence:

                             - in fact

                             - and in law

Causation in Fact

- Would the prohibited consequence have occured but for D's conduct? - if the answer is no, factual causation is established.

- The But

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