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2. What is the definition of Murder per Sir Edward Coke in the 1600s?

  • Murder is when you kill someone until they die from it.
  • Murder is when a person unlawfully kills a reasonable person who is under the King's/Queens Peace
  • Murder is when you kill someone in existance without any lawful reason
  • Murder is when an intended reckless act by an unreasonable person causes the death of a reasonable person

3. What act covers the defence of 'Diminished Responsibility'?

  • s.136 Mental Health Act 1990
  • s.52 Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • s.136 Mental Health Act 1983
  • s.52 Coroners and Justice Act 2011

4. Under the legislation covering Diminished Responsibility, what can stop a murder conviction?

  • Abnormality of mind (whether arising from a condition of arrrested or retarded development of mind or any inherent causes or induced by disease or injury)
  • Abnormality of mind which substantially impaired his mental responsibility for his acts and omissions in doing or being a party to the killing
  • Abnormality of mental functioning which arose from a recognised medical condition.
  • Abnormality of mental functioning which removes D's logical reasoning to act in a way which the reasonable man would

5. What are the three partial defences?

  • Loss of Self Control, Suicide Pact, Intoxication
  • Loss of self control, Diminished Responsibility, Suicide Pact
  • Diminished Responsibility, Loss of Self Control, Negligence
  • Suicide Pact, Diminished Responsibility, Intoxication


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