AQA A2 Law Unit 3 - Defences - Automatism

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1. In which case did the defendant attack a patient after being hypoglycaemic from an overdose of insulin?

  • R v Hardy - Automatism
  • Quick - self induced
  • Quick - Automatism
  • Kemp - Insanity
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2. Which case outlined that there must be a total lack of awareness?

  • Attorney generals reference No.2 of 1992
  • Bratty
  • Tandy
  • Attorney generals reference No.3 of 1992

3. Which case outlines Recklessness in Automatism?

  • James v Dorkings - Had not taken enough insulin and this had caused him to hit a lady - not an external factor
  • R v Hardy - Took some out of date valium and set alight a wardrobe - Lead to unpredictable behaviour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

4. Which of these are external causes?

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

5. 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


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