General defences

The following topics form part of the Criminal Law Unit at A2.

Insanity

M’Naghten rules; effects of insanity as a defence.

Automatism

Definition of automatism; self-induced automatism; distinctions between insane and non-insane automatism.

Duress, necessity

Scope and nature of these as defences; self-induced duress; duress of circumstances; limits to their availability.

Intoxication

Voluntary intoxication and its effect on liability for different offences; involuntary intoxication; specific/basic intent dichotomy; intoxicated mistake; public policy issues.

 

© OCR 2013

 

General Defences - OCR: Unit G153 - Criminal Law (OCR AS/A2 English & Welsh Law 2013) by Richard W M Priestley (25 Mar 2013) - Kindle eBook

 

M'Naghten'S Rules


Insanity


Automatism


Duress


Intoxication

 

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