Law week 5&6


1. Which of the following statements about diminished responsibility is FALSE?

  • There must be medical evidence to support the fact that the defendant was suffering from an abnormality of mental functioning
  • Diminished responsibility is no defence to attempted murder
  • The burden of disproving diminished responsibility is on the prosecution
  • The abnormality of mental functioning must arise from a recognised medical condition
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2. Which of the following conditions is NOT likely to amount to an abnormality of mental functioning for the purposes of diminished responsibility?

  • Depression
  • Morbid jealousy
  • Self-induced intoxication
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome

3. Which case is authority for the principle that sexual infidelity may be considered as part of the contextual background to a case of loss of control?

  • Dawes; Hatter; Bowyer (2013)
  • Clinton (2012)
  • Asmelash (2013)
  • Zebedee (2013)

4. Why was the defendant’s conviction in Kennedy (No. 2) (2007) quashed in the House of Lords?

  • Because the chain of causation was broken by the free and informed act of self-injection by the victim
  • Because the defendant did not intend to cause the death of the victim
  • Because there was no unlawful act
  • Because the supply of a controlled drug is not objectively dangerous

5. Which of the following offences is NOT an indictable only offence?

  • Maliciously administering a poison so as to endanger life or inflict GBH under s.23, OAPA 1861
  • Wounding or causing GBH with intent under s.18, OAPA 1861
  • Maliciously wounding or inflicting GBH under s.20, OAPA 1861
  • Maliciously administering a poison with intent to injure, aggrieve or annoy under s.24, OAPA 1861


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