Blackmail Quiz

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1. Part b) of the two tests set out in S21(1) is

  • D believed that the use of menaces was a proper means of reinforcing the demand
  • D believed that he or she had reasonable grounds for making a demand
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2. The unwarranted demand can be express or implied

  • True
  • False

3. The key aspect about the unwarranted demand test under s21(1) is that the belief must be genuinely held, can be moral rather than legal belief

  • True
  • False

4. Part a) of the two tests set out in s21(1) is

  • D believed that he or she had reasonable grounds for making the demand
  • D believed the use of menaces was a proper means of reinforcing the demand

5. What happened in the case of Treacy

  • A letter was posted but never received, this was held to be a demand
  • D overheard policeofficers discussing dropping charges in return for payment

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