AQA A2 Law Unit 3 - Murder

This is a quiz on the actus reus and mens rea of murder, hope this helps and good luck x

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  • Created on: 07-01-14 17:18

1. What is the Queens Peace?

  • This allows the killing of the enemy without being liable
  • This stops people from being killed by the enemy
  • This is where the queen has the right to kill
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2. What happened in the case of R v Malcherek and Steel (1981)

  • D stabbed his wife, claimed that switching off life support broke chain in causation
  • Hit husband with a tape recorder, claimed that she was unstable at the time
  • The defendant was on LSD, causing his to hallucinate and stab his wife

3. What does the case of Attorney Generas Reference No.3 1994 (1997) show?

  • Unlawful Killing
  • Queens Peace
  • Reasonable person in being - Foetus
  • Reasonable person in being - Brain Dead State

4. What are the three parts to the Actus Reus of Murder?

  • Malicious Intent, Cause GBH or Wounding, Queens Peace
  • Malicious wounding, Another Person, Queens Peace
  • Unlawful Killing, Reasonable Being, Queens Peace
  • Unlawful Killing, Human or Foetus, Kings Peace

5. Are doctors able to switch off the life support machine, without being held liable?

  • Yes
  • No


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