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 Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • s.52 Offences Against the Person Act 1861
  • s.52 Criminal Justice Act 2009
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2. Which case approved the ruling in R vs. Woollin about the "virtual certainty" test?

  • R vs. Matthews and Alleyne
  • R vs. Mohan
  • R vs. Vickers
  • R vs. Cunningham

3. s.54(4) CJA 2009 tells us that a D cannot rely on loss of control if there is...?

  • A separate criminal act
  • A planned course of action
  • A considered desire for revenge
  • The presence of intoxication

4. For the anger trigger (loss of control), the objective test says that the things said/done under s.55(4) CJA 2009 must be of...?

  • An unnecessary character
  • An extremely grave character
  • A grave character
  • An extreme character

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

  • False
  • True


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