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

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1. Would the case of Doughty be able to use Loss of Control?

  • No, as the child's actions were not grave in character
  • Yes, as the crying is seen as a qualifying trigger
  • No, as this is not reason for retaliation
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2. 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

3. How does the new law help the case of Thornton?

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

4. What act does diminished responsibility come under?

  • Offences against the person Act 1974
  • The Coroner and Justice Act 1953
  • The Homicide act 1957
  • Criminal Justice Act 1978

5. Which case outlines fear of violence?

  • Martin Anthony 2002
  • Ibrams and Gregory 1998
  • Thornton 1968


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