AQA A2 Law Unit 3 - Defences - Insanity

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  • Created on: 25-02-14 16:57

1. Which cause outlines Defect of Reason?

  • Kemp - Had an episode that caused him to hammer his wife - Insanity
  • Clarke - D walked out of the supermarket without paying - Absent-mindedness is not insanity
  • Clarke - D stole an item and tried to plead insanity - As she was aware that she was wrong no insanity
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2. Was there a Mens Rea?

  • They knew what they were doing, just didn't know it was wrong
  • Didn't know what they were doing
  • Did know what they were doing and knew it was wrong

3. What sentence may be given to someone if they are not guilty of murder by reasons of insanity?

  • Absolute discharge
  • Hospital order with restricted discharge
  • Guardian Order

4. What is the nature and quality of a crime?

  • Knew what he was doing, but didn't understand the circumstances or the consequences of his actions
  • Didn't know what he was doing, Didn't understand the consequences and did not understand the circumstances in which he was acting
  • Didn't know what he was doing, Understood the consequences but not the circumstances in which he acted in

5. When can the insanity plea not be used

  • Strict liability, as it requires a mens rea
  • Strict liability, as it requires an Actus Reus
  • GBH S18, as its a specific intent crime

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