AQA A2 Law Unit 3 - Loss of control and Diminished Responsibility

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1. The ability of these things must be impaired - Nature of conduct, Form rational judgement and ...?

  • Exercise self control
  • Ability to perform rationally
  • Ability to exercise willpower
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2. How does the new law help the case of Thornton?

  • The act does not have to be sudden
  • Needs a fear of serious violence
  • No objective and Subjective test

3. Loss of control has to have a what?

  • Foreseen outcome
  • Qualifying trigger
  • Proximity of a day

4. How can Intoxication be used as a defence in Diminished responsibility?

  • It cannot be used under any circumstances
  • Only if voluntary
  • If brain effected or Wholly Involuntary
  • If a murder has occurred under the influnce

5. Which case outlined Post Natal Depression?

  • R v Reyonlds
  • R v Dytham
  • Thornton


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