Strict Liability

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What does it mean if an offence is one of Strict Liability?
Offences where the mens rea is not required for at least one aspect of the actus reus.
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Name a case and facts showing Strict Liability.
Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain V Storkwain. D (the pharmacists) had supplied drugs on forged prescriptions.
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What is meant by Absolute Liability?
Absolute Liability means that no mens rea is required at all for the offence.
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Give a case example and facts of an absolute liability crime?
Winzar. D was drunk, police took him to a road and charged him with being drunk on the highway.
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What is meant by the defence of 'due diligence' and can it be used in cases of strict liability?
Due diligence is where the defendant will not be i
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Name a case and facts showing Strict Liability.

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Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain V Storkwain. D (the pharmacists) had supplied drugs on forged prescriptions.

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What is meant by Absolute Liability?

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Give a case example and facts of an absolute liability crime?

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What is meant by the defence of 'due diligence' and can it be used in cases of strict liability?

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