Non-fatal Offences.

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1. What was said in the case of Burstow?

  • Words alone are sufficient for an assault
  • Words can negate an assault.
  • Actions alone are sufficient for an assault
  • Emphasis in on what the victim thought was going to happen.
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2. What is the mens rea for battery and the case that established it?

  • Intentionally applying force on another - Venna.
  • Intentionally or recklessly applying unlawful force on another - Mowatt.
  • Intentionally or recklessly applying unlawful force on to another - Venna
  • Intentionally causing the victim to apprehend immediate and unlawful violence - Savage.

3. What is the mens rea for S20?

  • Intention to cause harm - Mowatt
  • Intention or recklessness to cause some harm - Mowatt
  • Intention to apply force on another - Savage
  • Intention to cause GBH - Venna

4. What is the mens rea for S18?

  • With intention to kill.
  • Intention to cause GBH.
  • Intention to cause the victim to apprehend
  • Intention or recklessness as to cause harm

5. What is GBH and what case defined it?

  • Lots of small injuries taken together as a whole - Brown v Stratton.
  • Any hurt that interfere with the comfort of V - Miller
  • Really serious harm - DPP v Smith
  • Serious harm - Collins v Wilcock

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