Non Fatal Offences: Assault and Battery Quiz

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1. Which section is battery charged under?

  • s.47 Offences Against the Person Act 1861
  • s.40 Criminal Justice Act 1988
  • s.39 Criminal Justice Act 1988
  • s.38 Criminal Justice Act 1988
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2. Which of these is an example of a battery?

  • Deep cuts
  • Slapping
  • Shouting
  • A broken arm

3. Which is point of law from R v Haystead?

  • Explains the mens rea of battery
  • Touching clothing is a battery
  • A battery may be an indirect act
  • Cutting hair is a battery

4. Which is the point of law from Tuberville V Savage?

  • Words can cancel an assault
  • No need for contact for an assault
  • Possibility of force is enough
  • Confirmed the definition of assualt

5. Which is the mens rea of assault?

  • Cunningham Recklessness
  • Intention and/or Cunningham Recklessness
  • To foresee that some harm might occur
  • Direct Intent


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