childormerod3e_examqs_ch02.pdf - Child and Ormerod Smith Hogan and Ormerod\u2019s Essentials of Criminal Law 3rd edition Chapter 2 Actus Reus Problem

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Child and Ormerod, Smith, Hogan, and Ormerod’ s Essentials of Criminal Law, 3rd edition © Oxford University Press, 2019. All rights reserved. Chapter 2: Actus Reus Problem Question It is possible to have a problem question which focuses on actus reus issues only. However, much more likely is a problem question focused on a particular offence or offences, which includes general actus reus issues. For example, where D intentionally starves V to death, the relevant offence is murder, but the main focus of analysis will be the general rules regarding omissions liability as they apply to murder. Any result crime can be used in a similar way, as a vehicle to test your understanding and application of causation rules. Thus, also ‘specific’ actus reus problem questions are extremely rare, a good knowledge of actus reus rules and their application is essential for all problem questions. Essay Question There are several areas within the topic ‘actus reus’ where essay questions could focus. For example, discussing current approaches to omissions, to the causation rules, etc.
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