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

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1. What does the case of Palmer 1971 outline?

  • The way the defendant can act in the circumstances
  • Way reasonable force is explained
  • The way that the use of force is outlined
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2. What two types of force are applicable to both self defence and the prevention of crime?

  • Necessity of force, Reasonableness of force
  • Use of force either express or implied
  • Relevance of force and the purpose of its use

3. 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

4. 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

5. Who decides whether the use of force was reasonable?

  • Jury
  • Victim
  • Judge
  • Defendant


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