Actus Reus

Omissions, Good Samaritan Law, Causation, Strict Liability and Absolute Liability 

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  • Created on: 28-05-11 18:05
Define Actus Reus:
Physical element of the Crime
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What is the case that goes with: Statutory Duty?
s170 Road Traffic Act
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Stone and Dobinson is the case for which omission?
Voluntary
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Name the case and omission: PC on duty, failed to stop a fight
Dytham and Official Position
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Name the case for Contractual Duty
Pittwood
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What omission did Gibbins and Proctor owe?
Relationship
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What case is associated with smoking and arson?
Miller
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In causation, what does 'No Actus Novus Interveniens' mean?
There must be no intervening act
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In causation, what must be proved?
The prosecution must prove that the cause of death matches with the legal definition and factual definition
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What is the point of law from Blaue?
D must take V as they find them
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How can the chain of causation break?
Due to a separate act occurring
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Strict Liability:
Requires no Mens Rea, just Actus Reus
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Callow v Tillstone:
About some meat which was not fit for consumption
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Strict Liability was created to:
Maintain standards and protect people
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The Law Commission Draft Bill (reform) states that:
All crimes should need the Mens Rea, unless explicitly stated
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Absolute Liability requires:
No Mens Rea and no Actus Reus
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Name the case: D, removed by police from a hospital corridor because he was drunk, placed on a motorway, charged, as it is an offence to be in a public place drunk
Winsar
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What is the case that goes with: Statutory Duty?

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s170 Road Traffic Act

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Stone and Dobinson is the case for which omission?

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Name the case and omission: PC on duty, failed to stop a fight

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Name the case for Contractual Duty

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