Murder

Includes omissions causation and general AS principles such as transferred malice, coincidence of actus reus and mens rea ect. 

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1. What does the case of Attorney-General's Reference ( No 3 of 1994) (1997) show?

  • The child has to have an existence independent of the mother for it to be considered 'a reasonable creature in being'
  • Aborting a child is illegal.
  • A baby is never considered a reasonable creature in being.
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2. When is an omission sufficient for the actus reus?

  • When you feel morally obliged to.
  • When there is a duty to act.
  • When someone is in danger.

3. Which case shows factual causation?

  • Williams (1992)
  • White (1910)
  • Blaue (1975)

4. Name a case for coincidence of actus reus and mens rea.

  • Matthews and Alleyne (2003)
  • Thabo Meli v R
  • Mitchell (1983)

5. What does the case of Woollin tell us?

  • The end result must be a virtual certainty of the defendant's actions, and the defendant must foresee this for their to be oblique intention.
  • The defendant must appreciate that the end result was a possibility.
  • There is oblique intention when the defendant takes an unjustified risk.

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