The following issues are considered: definition of attempt; the actus reus – acts ‘more than merely preparatory’ – the role of judge and jury – differing approaches – complete and incomplete attempts – principles and policies – omissions; the mens rea – ‘with intent to commit an offence’ – act, circumstances and consequences – conditional intent; attempting the impossible; offences which cannot be attempted.
Duration: 38 minutes
Lecturer – Norman Baird:
Experienced full time Senior Lecturer and examiner of Criminal Law on LLB and GDL / CPE courses and Legal System and Jurisprudence on LLB courses and course director of an academic support programme for distance learning students on the University of London International Programmes LLB – an intercollegiate programme whose academic direction is provided by a consortium comprising King’s, LSE, UCL, Queen Mary, SOAS and Birkbeck.
As consultant to the University of London IP he advised on the development of the online resources, produced courses of recorded lecture presentations in the core LLB subjects and designed online research exercises available on the University of London’s virtual learning environment (VLE).
In addition he organises the QED Law Revision Seminars for LLB and GDL students which take place annually at University College London.
Author of Q&A Criminal Law published by Routledge (2015) – now in its 10th edition.