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

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

  • S76 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
  • S47 Criminal Justice Act
  • S58 Offences against property
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2. What is prevention of crime?

  • To prevent the commission of an offence
  • To intervene in a crime and prevent the outcome
  • To defend your property or self

3. What type of defence is self defence?

  • Depends on circumstances
  • Private
  • Public

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

  • 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
  • Self defence, the victim believed they were under attack at the time the force was used

5. What does the Imminent attack mean?

  • The defendant must not use force after the defendant has attacked them
  • 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


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