Criminal Law (General Principles of Law)

Criminal Law (General Principles of Law)

Syllabus

The Nature of Criminal Law: including the nature of a crime; distinction between crimes and Tort; burden of proof

Classification of Offences: including summary, indictable, hybrid and arrestable offences

Elements of a Crime: including Actus Reus, Mens Rea and Strict Liability; basic intent and specific intent, express intent and implied intent

General Defences including Automatism, mistake, insanity, duress and intoxication

Homicide: including causation in law and causation in fact

Murder: including its definition, malice aforethought express and implied

Manslaughter: including voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter, recklessness, special defences to murder - diminished responsibility, provocation, suicide pact and infanticide

Theft Robbery, Burglary, and Fraud.

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