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

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

  • Seriousness of the force used
  • Risk to D balanced with the risk to the V
  • Age and gender of the victim
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2. 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

3. What two types of force are applicable to both self defence and the prevention of crime?

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

4. What type of defence is self defence?

  • Private
  • Public
  • Depends on circumstances

5. What is the necessity of force?

  • When the use of force is not justified, it is not necessary
  • When the level of force used is not necessary
  • When the use of force causes more than substantial injury


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