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

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1. What two parts come under "things said and/or done?"

  • Extremely grave in character, Justified sense of being wronged
  • Qualifying trigger, suddenness
  • Grave character, serious violence feared
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2. What type of medical conditions are covered by abnormality of mind?

  • Blindness
  • Psychotic disorder
  • Physical disability

3. Why can the case of Gittens use Diminshed Responsibility?

  • As it was a combination of factors including depression
  • It cannot use Diminished Responsibility
  • As he was drunk at the time of the incident
  • Wholly Involuntary

4. What has changed about the timing of the loss of control?

  • It does not have to be sudden
  • Has to be sudden
  • Has to be in the day the incident occured

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

  • Ability to exercise willpower
  • Exercise self control
  • Ability to perform rationally


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