Underlying principles of Criminal Liability sec A

The following topics form part of Section A of The Concept of Liablity at AS.

Actus reus: voluntary acts and omissions; causation.

Mens rea: intention and subjective recklessness; transferred malice; coincidence of actus reus and mens rea.

Concepts of actus reus and mens rea in the context of non-fatal offences.

Common assault: assault and battery.

Offences Against the Person Act 1861: actual bodily harm; wounding and grievous bodily harm; wounding and grievous bodily harm with intent.

Strict liability, including areas of application, and reasons for its imposition.



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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA 1161 A/S Level/AQA 2161 A Level GCE Law course

Unit 1 LAW01 Law Making and the Legal System

Unit 2 LAW02 The Concept of Liability

Unit 3 LAW03 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law

Unit 4 LAW04 Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

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