Criminal Law Revision Notes

Criminal Law: Innocent Agency

The doctrine of innocent agency applies when a third party, not the defendant, commits the offence. A third party will qualify as an innocent agent where they are under the

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Criminal Law: Coincidence Principle

The coincidence principle ensures that liability will only arise where a defendant’s mens rea and actus reus are present at the same time in the commission of an offence. Therefore,

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Criminal Law: Omissions Liability

Omissions liability refers to the legal responsibility a person may have for failing to fulfil their duty to act. Generally, there is no legal duty to rescue another, but in

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Criminal Law: Conduct vs. Result Crimes

Conduct crimes focus on the defendant’s actions (actus reus) and require proof of engaging in certain prohibited conduct, rather than focusing on the outcome of the defendant’s actions. In contrast,

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Criminal Law: Prior Fault

Prior fault refers to a defendant’s previous actions that may have contributed to the commission of the offence. It can be relevant when considering the defendant’s culpability or when determining

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Criminal Law: Principle of Fair Labelling

The principle of fair labelling establishes that defendants should be charged and labelled in a manner that accurately reflects the moral blameworthiness of their actions. It ensures that the punishment

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