Discuss the nature of the defence of self-defence

The defence of self-defence is the force used to defend oneself or another and excuses what might otherwise have amounted to criminal action.

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This essay is about the defence of self-defence, in it the following matters are raised and discussed:

  • self-defence is a general defence as contrasted with 'special defences';
  • comparisons are made with the defences of intoxication, duress, necessity and consent;
  • limitations to the defence (Section 3 Criminal Law Act 1967);
  • reasonableness;
  • cases including Clegg (1994), R v Williams (1987), Owino(1996), DPP v Armstrong-Braun (1999);
  • what the defendant honestly believes.




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