AQA A2 LAW03 - Murder, Special Defences + Involuntary Manslaughter

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1. s.54(4) CJA 2009 tells us that a D cannot rely on loss of control if there is...?

  • A considered desire for revenge
  • The presence of intoxication
  • A separate criminal act
  • A planned course of action
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2. Loss of control is set out under which section of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009?

  • 53
  • 56
  • 54
  • 45

3. What is the maximum custodial sentence for voluntary manslaughter?

  • 25 years
  • Discretionary life sentence
  • 50 years
  • Mandatory life sentence

4. For the special defence of diminished responsibility, the defendant must prove that they were suffering from an abnormality of...?

  • Mental functioning
  • The mind
  • Mental processing
  • Brain functioning

5. What is the actus reus for unlawful act manslaughter?

  • A dangerous act which causes death
  • Death caused by an unlawful act
  • A dangerous, unlawful act which causes death
  • An unlawful act which causes death


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