AQA A2 LAW03 - Murder, Special Defences + Involuntary Manslaughter

1. 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 extreme character
  • An extremely grave character
  • An unnecessary character
  • A grave character
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2. Implied malice aforethought means...?

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

3. When considering whether to apply the law on causation, it must be considered whether there is a ___ between the ___ and the ___.

  • Similarity between the consequence and the defendant's actions
  • Link between the actions and the consequence
  • Connection between the actions and the defendant
  • Evidence between the defendant and the consequence

4. What is the maximum custodial sentence for voluntary manslaughter?

  • 50 years
  • 25 years
  • Discretionary life sentence
  • Mandatory life sentence

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


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