AQA A2 LAW03 - Murder, Special Defences + Involuntary Manslaughter

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When considering whether to apply the law on causation, it must be considered whether there is a ___ between the ___ and the ___.
Link between the actions and the consequence
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What is the highest level of mens rea for murder?
Express malice aforethought
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True or false: murder is limited to the intention to kill?
False
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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 extremely grave character
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For the special defence of diminished responsibility, the defendant must prove that they were suffering from an abnormality of...?
Mental functioning
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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
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The ruling in the case Dietschmann tells us what?
For diminished responsibility with intoxication, the intoxication must be separated and the special defence applied
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What is the actus reus for unlawful act manslaughter?
A dangerous, unlawful act which causes death
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Which statement is true in regards to unlawful act manslaughter?
Supplying drugs will not cause death; administering drugs will
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True or false: murder is a common law offence?
True
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True or false: a killing will still be unlawful if it is in self defence?
False
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Implied malice aforethought means...?
The intention to cause GBH
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Which case approved the ruling in R vs. Woollin about the "virtual certainty" test?
R vs. Matthews and Alleyne
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Was the D in R vs. Ahluwalia successful in relying upon their special defence?
No
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s.54(4) CJA 2009 tells us that a D cannot rely on loss of control if there is...?
A considered desire for revenge
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What is the maximum custodial sentence for voluntary manslaughter?
Discretionary life sentence
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True or false: in regards to unlawful act manslaughter, only the mens rea for the unlawful act is required?
True
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What is the highest level of mens rea for murder?

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Express malice aforethought

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True or false: murder is limited to the intention to kill?

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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...?

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For the special defence of diminished responsibility, the defendant must prove that they were suffering from an abnormality of...?

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