Criminal Law

Failure of proof ‘defences’

This audio-visual presentation explains how to apply the failure of proof defences to problems raising questions of liability for the non fatal offences.

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Non fatal offences – answering questions

There can be few criminal law exams that do not contain at least one question requiring consideration of the non fatal offences against the person. And,as questions most commonly raise issues of liability in respect of more than one of the offences it is important to know the relationship between them. This presentation – recorded […]

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Non fatal offences – causing or inflicting psychiatric injury

This question raises issues concerning liability for the offences of ‘causing grievous bodily harm with intent’ and ‘maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm’ and contrary to sections 18 and 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, respectively. And involves the question whether V’s consent to the risk of contracting the infection negatives liability. Liability […]

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Non fatal offences: infliction of HIV Q&A

This lecture presentation considers a question raising liability for a non fatal offence where D infects V with HIV

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Homicide: Loss of control

In this lecture the partial defence to murder of loss of control in s54 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 is considered in detail.

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