Automatism - Unit 3

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Definition of automatism - Bratty
'Automatism means an act which is done by the muscles without any control of the mind such as a spasm, or an act done by a person who is not conscious of what he is doing eg. conclusion (Lord Denning)
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Examples of automatism
Severe blow to head, hypnotism, administration of anaesthetic
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Hill v Baxter
hypothetical scenario of being attacked by a swarm of bees while driving
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T (1990)
Sometimes described as a 'dissociative state'
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Woolley
Sneezing was caused by an external factor and therefore automatism was an appropriate defence
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AG's ref. no2 1992
Automatism requires a total loss of control
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Severe blow to head, hypnotism, administration of anaesthetic

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Examples of automatism

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hypothetical scenario of being attacked by a swarm of bees while driving

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Sometimes described as a 'dissociative state'

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Sneezing was caused by an external factor and therefore automatism was an appropriate defence

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