Underlying principles of Criminal Liability sec A

The following topics form part of Section A of The Concept of Liablity at AS.

Actus reus: voluntary acts and omissions; causation.

Mens rea: intention and subjective recklessness; transferred malice; coincidence of actus reus and mens rea.

Concepts of actus reus and mens rea in the context of non-fatal offences.

Common assault: assault and battery.

Offences Against the Person Act 1861: actual bodily harm; wounding and grievous bodily harm; wounding and grievous bodily harm with intent.

Strict liability, including areas of application, and reasons for its imposition.



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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA A/S A Level GCE Law course

Law Making and the Legal System

The Concept of Liability

Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law

Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

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