AQA A2 LAW03 - Murder, Special Defences + Involuntary Manslaughter

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1. The ruling in the case Dietschmann tells us what?

  • For diminished responsibility with intoxication, the intoxication must be separated and the special defence applied
  • None of these answers
  • For loss of control with intoxication, the intoxication must be separated and the special defence applied
  • Diminished responsibility cannot be relied upon if intoxication is involved
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2. Loss of control is set out under which section of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009?

  • 56
  • 45
  • 54
  • 53

3. Implied malice aforethought means...?

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

4. In which case was the D found not guilty of unlawful act manslaughter, as there was no unlawful act?

  • R vs. Khan and Khan
  • R vs. Lamb
  • R vs. Franklin
  • R vs. Church

5. 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 Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • s.52 Criminal Justice Act 2009
  • s.52 Offences Against the Person Act 1861
  • s.52 Criminal Justice Act 2003

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