1. What is the Mens Rea of Murder?
- Intention to kill or cause GBH (really serious harm)
- With malice afterthought
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2. In relation to D's substantial impairment of rational judgment, exercise of self control and understanding the nature of D's conduct, what does R v Lloyd (1967) say in regards to impairment?
- It is a question for the jury - doesn't have to be total impairment but it must be more than trivial
- It is not a question for neither jury nor judge, but for that of a medical expert in the field to define whether the impairment was more than trivial
- It is a case of the severity of the impairment, insufficient impairment would not count towards a defence
- It must be considered that it has to be more than trivial but not necessarily that of total impairment or retardation of mental development
3. What does Tandy  say about alcoholism giving rise to diminished responsibility?
- It's never a valid defence to be an alcoholic due to the support services available
- 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 only becomes a valid defence when you drink habitually
4. What act covers the defence of 'Diminished Responsibility'?
- s.52 Coroners and Justice Act 2009
- s.52 Coroners and Justice Act 2011
- s.136 Mental Health Act 1983
- s.136 Mental Health Act 1990
5. What is the definition of Murder per Sir Edward Coke in the 1600s?
- Murder is when a person unlawfully kills a reasonable person who is under the King's/Queens Peace
- Murder is when an intended reckless act by an unreasonable person causes the death of a reasonable person
- Murder is when you kill someone in existance without any lawful reason
- Murder is when you kill someone until they die from it.