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.

With the aid of diagrams it demonstrates a clear methodology to answering questions on this topic: what to look for in questions, how to identify the appropriate ‘defence’, how to structure answers, and how to apply the law.

The failure of proof defences considered: denials of mens rea: automatism, mistake, self induced by intoxication (voluntary and involuntary); self induced by other causes; insanity.


Lecturer: Norman Baird

Duration: 32 minutes (approximately).


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