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2. What two requirements does the defendant need to have to plead automatism?

  • Involuntary act & Due to an external factor
  • Involuntary act & Due to an internal factor
  • Voluntary act & Due to a lack of judgement

3. Which of these are external causes?

  • Blow to head, bee sting, hypnosis
  • Drug or Alcohol induced
  • Disease of the mind
  • Injury or disease caused the mental illness

4. Which case outlines Recklessness in Automatism?

  • R v Hardy - Took some out of date valium and set alight a wardrobe - Lead to unpredictable behaviour
  • R v Kemp - Was given some drugs believing them to be paracetamol, caused her to hit her husband - Involuntary
  • James v Dorkings - Had not taken enough insulin and this had caused him to hit a lady - not an external factor

5. Can automatism be used as a defence if the external factor is self induced?

  • No
  • Yes
  • Depends on severity of the crime


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