Understand the elements of a crime:

The following topic forms part of the Mandatory Unit Aspects of Legal Liability.

Understand the elements of a crime:

Elements of a crime: differences between criminal offence and civil action; differences between legal and moral rules; the function of criminal law; double jeopardy.

The actus reus of a crime: causation; voluntary; involuntary and positive actions; omissions.

The mens rea and fault: intention; subjective recklessness; transferred malice; negligence and duty of care;strict liability; a state of affairs.

Application of concepts to specific non-fatal offences: assault; battery; actual bodily harm; wounding;grievous bodily harm.



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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law course

Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers

Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers.

Contract Law

Consumer Law

Aspects of the Law of Tort.

Aspects of Employment Law.

Aspects of Family Law

Dispute solving in the Legal System (Mandatory)

Understanding Law Making (Mandatory)

Aspects of Legal Liability (Mandatory)

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