Duress

Is Duress a complete defence?
Yes
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What are the two types of Duress?
Threats and Circumstances
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Describe R v Coles (1994)
D committed a number of robberies because he owed money to money lenders who had threatened him, his wife and his child. He was convicted as the threats had not been directed at the commission of a particular offence.
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Define the Subjective Test
Whether the defendant was compelled to act as he did because, on the basis of circumstances as he honestly believed them to be, he thought his life was impending upon it.
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Will the court take into account age, mental illness, disability and sex?
Yes
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What is the case associated with Self Induced duress?
R v Bowen (1996)
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What is the case associated with mistaken duress?
R v Hanson (2005)
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What are the two types of Duress?

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Describe R v Coles (1994)

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Define the Subjective Test

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Will the court take into account age, mental illness, disability and sex?

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