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Question: CASE STUDY Adrian and Brian Scenario: Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Marx Adrian and Brian were in a nightclub, where Adrian took some drugs. Shortly afterwards, Adrian began to act in a strange manner, giggling and stumbling about. When Adrian clumsily spilt a drink over Chris, Brian decided it was time to get him home. As they left the nightclub, Chris and his friend, Don, followed them. Chris challenged Adrian to a fight and Adrian took off his jacket and then immediately lashed out at Chris before Chris was prepared. The blow sent him reeling backwards and he dislocated his knee in a very awkward fall. Discuss Adrian’s criminal liability in connection to the injury to Chris.

Answer: As there is a substantial injury in the form of a dislocated knee, Adrian immediately goes beyond the realms of assault, as force was applied, and battery – as there was an...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1495 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 297

Question: ‘The decisions in Brown, Wilson, and Emmett show that, in criminal law at least, the principles of precedent and statutory interpretation do little to stop the higher judiciary developing the law as they wish.’ Discuss.

Answer: The principle of precedent within law refers to a case ‘decided on the basis of an earlier case’[1]. Although a power held by the ‘higher judiciary’ is that they are paid to...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2031 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 14, 2008 | Coursework ID: 81

Question: CRIMINAL LAW CASE STUDY

Answer: To advise Ameerika and Ghori the area of law to be considered is fatal and non fatal offences against the person with reference to common law and statute. Homicide is referred to...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2726 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 14, 2008 | Coursework ID: 78

Question: Explain and evaluate the extent to which the decision of the house of lords in Gemmell and Richards (2003) 3 WLR 1060 has clarified and improved the meaning of the concept of recklessness in English criminal law?

Answer: The concept of ‘recklessness’ or being ‘reckless’ has been described as causing injury without intending to do so. But not every case of foresight amounts to recklessness as in order for a...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2082 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: July 04, 2009 | Coursework ID: 507

Question: The Reasonable Murderer. A Dissertation on the elements that constitute provocation as a defence to murder.

Answer: The classic definition of provocation was given in 1949 in the case of Duffy. Having been subjected to violence throughout her marriage, she was physically assaulted when she decided to leave her...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 9503 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 1999 | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 324

Question: Critical analysis of three main defences of voluntary manslaughter for women defendants who kill their partners.

Answer: For this assignment the focus will be upon critical analysis of three main defences of voluntary manslaughter for women defendants who kill their partners. The work will demonstrate, self-defence, provocation and diminished...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3899 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 323

Question: The law on involuntary manslaughter needs reform. In particular, the law on corporate manslaughter is undeniably ineffective. Discuss the existing law together with the current proposals for reform.

Answer: Public confidence in the law and the judiciary has been seriously affected in the last few years with a number of disasters where the law of manslaughter, as it currently stands in...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2130 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2001 | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 310

Question: ‘There is a critical difference between killing recklessly and killing by gross carelessness, and the law must respect and acknowledge this difference.’ Assess the validity of this statement.

Answer: The Law Commission is certainly of the view that this statement is valid. It believes the offence of involuntary manslaughter is far too widely defined under common law, leading to injustice of...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1086 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 304

Question: 'Liability in criminal law normally requires the prosecution to establish that the accused has caused the relevant prohibited consequences or conduct to occur. For instance, in homicide, that the accused has caused the victims death.’ Explain, by reference to decided cases, how the courts have approached the requirement of causation.

Answer: Within the English Legal System, the chain of causation is established via numerous principles, which have been recognised by case law, as the problem areas have come before courts. It is clear...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1104 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 303

Question: Criminal Law Case Study Mick and Steve are keen bodybuilders and regularly work out at the gym. One method they adopt in order to strengthen stomach muscles is for one of them to lie on a bench while the other drops a heavy ball onto his stomach. Reggie, the gym manager, has warned them that he considers this to be a potentially dangerous activity....... Consider the possible criminal liability arising in the above circumstances.

Answer: The defendants may be liable for causing grievous bodily harm with intent contrary to s. 18 Offences Against Persons Act (OAPA) 1861, maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm, contrary to s. 20 OAPA...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1140 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 299


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