1. What does Tandy  say about alcoholism giving rise to diminished responsibility?
- Defence fails if you are not medically recognised as being an alcoholic
- It is only capable if it either causes damage to the brain or produces an irresistible craving that consumption is involuntary
- It's never a valid defence to be an alcoholic due to the support services available
- It only becomes a valid defence when you drink habitually
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2. What is the Mens Rea of Murder?
- Intention to kill or cause GBH (really serious harm)
- With malice afterthought
3. Under s.54 Coroners and Justice Act 2009, what reasons can D not be convicted of murder?
- There is no qualifying trigger to make Murder a viable conviction
- The reasonable man should not be applied in the circumstances
- Killing resulted from D's loss of self control, it had a qualifying trigger and whether a person similar to D would have reacted in the same way
- If D was intoxicated at the time of the killing, he/she cannot be convicted of Murder.
4. What does s.55 CJA 2009 cover?
- Intoxication as a Defence
- Qualifying triggers
- Loss of Self Control
- Mental abnormalities
5. What is the Actus Reus of murder?
- When life ends as a result of recklessness or an omission in the actions of D
- Unlawful killing of a person in being
- Taking a life without lawful justification by a reckless act