AQA A2 Law Unit 3 - Defences - Insanity

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1. 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
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2. What sentence may be given to someone if they are not guilty of murder by reasons of insanity?

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

3. 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

4. Why did the insanity plea fall in the case of Windle?

  • As his insanity was only temporary
  • As he stated " ill hang for this" meaning he understood what he had done
  • As he was not insane by Legal terminology

5. Which Act is used when a person is "not guilty by reasons of insanity?"

  • Psychological impairment and pleading Act 1993
  • Criminal Procedures Act ( Insanity and Unfit to Plea) 1991
  • Insanity and Mental health Act 1998
  • Criminal Justice Act S19(a) 1991


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