AQA A2 LAW03 - Murder, Special Defences + Involuntary Manslaughter

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1. The special defence of diminished responsibility originally came from s.2 of the Homicide Act 1957. Which legislation is the defence currently set out under?

  • s.52 Criminal Justice Act 2003
  • s.52 Criminal Justice Act 2009
  • s.52 Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • s.52 Offences Against the Person Act 1861
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2. Implied malice aforethought means...?

  • The intention to cause slight harm
  • No intention to cause harm
  • The intention to cause GBH
  • The intention to kill

3. Which statement is true in regards to unlawful act manslaughter?

  • Supplying and administering drugs will both cause a death
  • Supplying drugs will not cause death; administering drugs will
  • Neither supplying drugs nor administering drugs will cause a death
  • Death will only be caused if the drugs were supplied by someone else

4. True or false: a killing will still be unlawful if it is in self defence?

  • False
  • True

5. What is the actus reus for unlawful act manslaughter?

  • A dangerous, unlawful act which causes death
  • An unlawful act which causes death
  • A dangerous act which causes death
  • Death caused by an unlawful act

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