AQA A2 Law Unit 3 - Defences - Insanity

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1. What does the case of McNaghten 1843 outline?

  • Defect of Reason, caused by a disease of the mind, Defendant doesn't know that the nature or quality of the act is wrong
  • Defect of reason, caused by illness or injury, defendant doesn't know that they are wrong
  • Defect of rights, caused by disease of the mind, defendant is aware that the nature and quality of the crime is wrong
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2. 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

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

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

5. Disease of the mind must be the what terminology?, Which case outlines this?

  • Judges - Burgess
  • Legal - Sullivan
  • Legal - Bratty
  • Medical - Kemp


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