AQA A2 Law Unit 3 - Defences - Self defence and the prevention of crime

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1. What does the case of Martin (Anthony Edward) 2001 outline?

  • Self defence (of property) and the prevention of crime (stealing)
  • Self defence of himself
  • Prevention of crime on his property
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2. What does the Imminent attack mean?

  • The defendant does not have to wait to be attacked they can make the first blow
  • The defendant must wait until after they have been attacked to use force
  • The defendant must not use force after the defendant has attacked them

3. Which act outlines Self defence and prevention of crime?

  • S76 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
  • S47 Criminal Justice Act
  • S58 Offences against property

4. The jury must think about, the facts that the defendant believed, the circumstances, the time available to the D to react and what else?

  • Risk to D balanced with the risk to the V
  • Age and gender of the victim
  • Seriousness of the force used

5. What is outlined in the case of Gladstone Williams (1987)

  • Self defence, the victim believed they were under attack at the time the force was used
  • Prevention of crime, the defendant genuinely believed that the youth was at harm
  • Prevention of crime, the defendant believed that the elderly lady was at harm


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