Law Revision Cards for Murder and Manslaughter

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What is the definition of Murder?
The unlawful killing of a reasonable person in being under the King (or Queens) peace with malice aforethought expressed or implied
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State the four part test for Gross Negligence Manslaughter
D suffered an abnormality of mental functioning, from a recognised medical condition, which substanitally impaired the D to (...) and provides an explanation for D's actions
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State the three part test for loss of control
D's actions amount to a loss of control, loss of control was a qualifying trigger, A reasonable person of D's age and sex with a normal degree of mind would have acted the same in those circumstances
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State the two qualifying triggers
1. Things said or done that were of grave nature that gave the V a sense of being justifiably wronged 2. fear of serious violence
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State the five part test for Gross Negligence
D owed a duty of care, there was a breach of duty, risk of death from breach, breach caused V's death and the breach is so gross it should be termed criminal
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What is the leading case for GNM?
Adomako
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State the four part test for Unlawful Act Manslaughter
There was an unlawful act, which was dangerous, the crime resulted in the death of V (causation) and the mens rea for the unlawful crime
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How is it termed that an offence is dangerous? (UAM) State the case in which is what defined in
A reasonable person would have foresaw some harm, albeit serious Church
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State the (...) in GNM (third part of the test)
form rational judgement, understand his actions or exercise self control
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What does it say about people who are not fully qualified i.e. junior doctors? (case?)
Misra: they will be compared to the reasonable competent professional
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State the four part test for Gross Negligence Manslaughter

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D suffered an abnormality of mental functioning, from a recognised medical condition, which substanitally impaired the D to (...) and provides an explanation for D's actions

Card 3

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State the three part test for loss of control

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Card 4

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State the two qualifying triggers

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

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State the five part test for Gross Negligence

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