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General def2014eou

  1. 1. General Defences Can you provide some more specific help to each other?
  2. 2. Starter: Can you find the cases? Can you find the cases? There are 24 here… Find them and allocate them to one of the areas as a class. Insanity Automatism Duress of Threats Intoxication Duress of Circumstances/Necessity
  3. 3. All of you need to identify the case (name or facts) Most of you should be able to identify the defence Some of you may even be able to work out which is the odd one out... And why!
  4. 4. revision aid Group One: Necessity and Duress of Circumstances on one of general defences You need to include in your revision section: All of you must include (E grade) Full case profile of one key case on the area Reference to at least four other relevant cases and their importance.  Clear definition of three terms which are relevant to your area (at least one must be visually represented) Group Two: Duress of Threats Group Three: Intoxication Most of you should include (C Grade)  A symbol or diagram relating to your area Two jokes or puns related to further cases on your area (Challenge: can you use these to draw out critical points regarding at least one case?) Warning: Some of you might include (A Grade)  One (short) problem question for your viewers to think about  Three reforms to your law based on your learning… linked to cases. All of these will be taken in and form part of your revision booklet at the end of the year, so it’s up to you the quality of the notes! All of you must contribute to the revision aid. Each group will be set an essay on their areas to complete for homework this week, so this is your last chance to check that you understand your area of law, and it’s issues. Consolidation You are going to work together to produce a
  5. 5. Starter: Can you turn these sentences into a level four answer? All of you should be able to identify the weaknesses in each sentence Most of you should be able to improve the response with more accurate reflection of the law Some of you should be able to develop the point critically. Student Statement Duress means the defendant has been threatened and committed a crime. In M’Naughten he tried to shoot the Prime Minister and missed. He was convicted of insanity. If D is drunk he doesn’t have a defence as he drank. Improved response
  6. 6. Intro: How are you doing? Student Task: Read through your essay and complete the response sheet. Remember that the aim is to identify both your strengths and potential areas for improvement. Ensure you also include your progress in DRAG tests, and section Cs.
  7. 7. So, what should your essay look like? Stage One: what key information or issues are you going to expect to see in response to this question? Stage Two: read the essay and annotate it. This means commenting on what the strengths of the essay are, or pointing out things that they should have considered or thought about. Stage Three: Now, look back through the essay and highlight the cases. You can only credit these if they are used properly: any which are just dropped in cannot receive full credit.
  8. 8. Stage Four: Finally, look at the mark grid below and decide which box describes what you have read for each assessment objective.
  9. 9. Over to you! Your questions: Discuss the extent to which a person who commits an offence because they have been forced to do so against their will, may have a defence of duress of threats. The law on duress of circumstances and necessity is confused and unclear, however, there is a clear need for some form of the defence to exist. Discuss the accuracy of this statement. Discuss the view that the defence of intoxication strikes a fair balance between legal principle and public policy. You must include:  A short presentation with tasks covering the essential knowledge  A simple A4 revision sheet covering key definition and cases You should also include:  A sample essay in response to a past question [aim band 3/4]  A recent development or example of the law in action. You may also include:  Case based AO2 comment  A scenario question, aimed at drawing out the key issues

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