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Question: The acquisition of an indefeasible title to property is capable of amounting to a dishonest appropriation of property belonging to another for the purposes of s 1(1) of the Theft Act 1968.

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Answer: The basic defintion of theft as defined in the Theft Act 1968 states that, A person shall be guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention...


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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2997 | References: No | Date written: October, 2009 | Date submitted: February 06, 2010 | Coursework ID: 587

Question: Why is an attempt to commit an offence punished? Should attempts be punished as severely as the full offence?

Answer: A person is guilty of attempting to commit an offence under the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 (CAA 1981), section 1(1) if s/he does an act which is more than preparatory to the...


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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1396 | References: No | Date written: February, 2009 | Date submitted: December 16, 2009 | Coursework ID: 585

Question: How should the jury be directed in respect of the ‘objective’ element of the defence of provocation?

Answer: The defence of provocation is a special defence to murder contained in the Homicide Act 1957. It is referred to as a special defence as it only applies to the law of...


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Details: - Mark: 69% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2819 | References: No | Date written: February, 2009 | Date submitted: September 02, 2009 | Coursework ID: 579

Question: “The function of the judiciary within the constitution of the United Kingdom is to ensure that justice is done so far as possible ….. to both the defendant and society in criminal trials…….” Assess the accuracy of this claim.

Answer: If miscarriages of justice occur, then not only is the defendant treated very unjustly, but also society (including the victims of crime) has not been accorded the gains in terms of safety,...


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Details: - Mark: 69% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2419 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: July 07, 2009 | Coursework ID: 513

Question: Rita is a diabetic. One morning, on the way to work, she is raped by John. Despite being traumatised by the rape she makes her way to work. A little later, while sitting at her desk, she succumbs to hyperglycaemia, having forgotten to take her insulin due to the trauma of the rape. She becomes very confused. Moeen, a male colleague, notices that Rita is looking unwell. He goes over to her, puts his hand on her shoulder and asks her if she is all right. Rita, in her confusion, thinks Moeen intends to rape her and so punches him in the groin.

David sees this happening and, assuming wrongly that Moeen was harassing Rita tells Moeen ‘to pick on somebody your own size and gender’. An argument starts and they agree to ‘settle things’ in the boxing ring in the work’s gym. They fight together one evening and each suffers cuts and bruises.

Discuss.


Criminal Law (68%) - Offences Against the Person Problem Essay (1st year LLB)

Answer: Introduction In the incidents outlined in the question, each person acts in contravention of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (OAPA 1861) . I will examine the criminal liability of Rita,...


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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2199 | References: No | Date written: February, 2017 | Date submitted: March 27, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1009

Question: How satisfactorily does English criminal law draw the lines between more and less serious forms of homicide?

Answer: Homicide in general refers to any killing of a person. Death is generally perceived as the worst and most serious harm that can be done to an individual due primarily to the...


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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1344 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: November 24, 2014 | Coursework ID: 894

Question: Criminal Law Case Study

Case study and question NOT included.

Answer: The facts indicate that Alex attacks Bob with a beer bottle causing Bob’s head to bleed profusely. This type of injury would constitute grievous bodily harm in the sense that it is...


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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1204 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: December 05, 2011 | Coursework ID: 757

Question: Grant was the landlord of the Queen Victoria Public House. Contrary to his contractual obligations and without the knowledge of his customers, he sold them vodka he had bought from a local supermarket. He kept the money made from the sale of the vodka. When he was arrested in the public house, he had two bottles of vodka that he had bought from the supermarket.

What is Grants’s criminal liability?

Answer: Grant may be convicted of the offence of fraud contrary to s 1(1) of the Fraud Act 2006. The offence of fraud can be committed in three ways, two of which –...


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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 914 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 12, 2009 | Coursework ID: 586

Question: CRIMINAL LAW ASSIGNMENT 1
Question 1:
Role;
You are a Legal Assistant at Slick, Sharpe and Greasee Solicitors in Bradford West
Yorkshire. You have been instructed by Khotha your supervisor to prepare a report on the
following case scenario:
Scenario:
Callous and Julia are the parents of Samantha, a newly born and severely handicapped
baby. Both parents instruct the doctors in the hospital where Samantha is kept to give her
no more treatment. They say that if she is not allowed to die, they will not take her home
and care for her. The doctors reluctantly agree to withdraw treatment and Samantha dies.
Tasks:
a. Advise Callous and Julia of their criminal liability.
b. Advise the doctors and the Health Trust of their criminal liability.
c. If criminal proceedings are brought against the above mentioned on whom will the
burden of proof lie and what standard of proof will be required to discharge the
burden.
Question 2:
Role:
You are a Assistant Prosecuting Officer and have been instructed by Gettum, your
supervisor, to prepare a report on the following case scenario:

Scenario:
David is the manager of a local textile business. He is married to Maggie the owner of
Eatwell House, a local restaurant. At present David is having an extra marital affair with
Lucy, a waitress at Maggie's restaurant. One evening at Eatwell House, whilst Maggie
and David were celebrating their wedding anniversary, Maggie discovers that David has
not been faithful to her. He had even planned to leave Maggie and go abroad with Lucy. In a fit of fury Maggie hits David head with a frying pan and David starts to bleed
profusely. Lucy runs to help David but Maggie pushes her out of the restaurant.Maggie
tells her that she is sacked and should stay away from both Eatwell House and David.
Tasks;
a. Advise Maggie as to her criminal liability in respect to the injuries caused to
David.
Which offences do you think Maggie may have committed?
b. What offences if any did Maggie commit in relation to Lucy?
c. If criminal proceedings are to be brought against Maggie what type of evidence
will be important to prove the case?

Answer: TASK ONE Findings: [A] My advice to Callous and Julia in regards to their criminal liability and the [B] Doctors and the Health Trust criminal liability: Criminal liability To establish criminal liability...


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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2489 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2008 | Date submitted: April 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 475

Question: “Justified conduct is correct behaviour which is encouraged or at least tolerated. ...An excuse represents a legal conclusion that the conduct is wrong, undesirable, but that criminal liability is inappropriate because some characteristic of the actor vitiates society’s desire to punish him.”

Explain and discuss.

Answer: In English law, there is a steadfast refusal to take the motive of the accused into account; concentrating rather on somewhat strained constructions of intention. Only when a guilty verdict is delivered...


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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3533 | References: Yes | Date written: October, 2004 | Date submitted: October 11, 2008 | Coursework ID: 20


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