Posted: August 18th, 2015
Word Limit: Word limit for written submissions =1,000 words (with 10% plus or
Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment
? Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the principles and nature
of criminal offences
? Analyse the nature of criminal responsibility
Cognitive/Intellectual skills: ability to analyse situations using a
range of approved techniques; evaluation of evidence to support
Transferable skills: ability to identify main problem areas and to
communicate effectively methods of solution.
Practical skills: demonstration of the ability to identify key data from a
variety of sources to clarify the issues in criminal prosecutions and
defences and to access information from a variety of legal sources:
texts, journals and electronic.
REFERENCING STYLE: Oxford
Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)
Assessment Task :
Section 54(1) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 “avoids any use of the terms
‘reasonable’ or ‘ordinary’ to describe the person against whom D’s reaction is to be
measured” (Michael Allen, Textbook on Criminal Law (13th edn, Oxford University
Press, 2015) 354.
With reference to the above statement, critically evaluate the objective limb of the
partial defence of loss of control.
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