AQA A2 Law Unit 3 - Defences - Insanity

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1. Which cause outlines Defect of Reason?

  • 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
  • Kemp - Had an episode that caused him to hammer his wife - Insanity
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2. What is the nature and quality of a crime?

  • 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
  • Knew what he was doing, but didn't understand the circumstances or the consequences of his actions

3. Was there a Mens Rea?

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

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. What must the show at the time of the crime?

  • That he had been insane at some point, shown by medical documents
  • That he was insane during the crime, with medical evidence
  • That he was insane after the crime


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