This lecture presentation covers the following issues: automatism and involuntary conduct; the requirement of a total loss of control; sane and insane automatism – the meaning of ‘disease of the mind’ – the internal / external distinction – the danger of recurrence; self-induced automatism – voluntary intoxication; specific and basic intent; burden of proof.
Principal authorities discussed include: Bratty v AG for Northern Ireland (1961); A-G’s Ref (No.2 of 1992); Hennessy (1989); Quick and Paddison (1973); Sullivan (1983); Burgess (1991); Hill v Baxter (1958); Bailey (1983); Hardie (1984); Lipman (1970).
Duration; 45 minutes
Lecturer: Norman Baird
Order securely online and get immediate access to the lecture.
More recordings in Criminal Law
- Failure of proof ‘defences’
- Non fatal offences – answering questions
- Non fatal offences – causing or inflicting psychiatric injury
- Non fatal offences – the issues
- Non fatal offences: infliction of HIV Q&A
- Homicide: Loss of control
- Homicide quiz 1
- Fraud Act 2006
- Introduction to Criminal Law
- Self-defence and prevention of crime
- Automatism and insanity
- Non fatal offences.