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- Created on: 25-02-14 17:37
1. In which case did the defendant attack a patient after being hypoglycaemic from an overdose of insulin?
- Quick - self induced
- Kemp - Insanity
- Quick - Automatism
- R v Hardy - Automatism
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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- R v Hardy - Took some out of date valium and set alight a wardrobe - Lead to unpredictable behaviour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?
- Depends on severity of the crime
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