Ladha, A. (2023) ‘Examination focus: rules of involuntary manslaughter’, A-Level Law Review, 18 (3), pp.24-25.
Amin Ladha examines the issues of applying the rules of involuntary manslaughter. When completing a scenario question on involuntary mansalughter, you will need to know the law on either unlawful act manslaughter or gross negligence manslaughter, or in some instances, you may need to apply the law on both.
Mitchell, A. (2023) ‘Updating the criminal justice system’, A-Level Law Review, 18 (3), pp.18-20.
A summary of recent reforms to the English legal system. One of the skills you will need to learn during your studies and a career in the law is a willingness to keep up to date with new developments.
Ithier, L. (2023) ‘Examination focus: criminal law: voluntary and involuntary intoxication’, A-Level Law Review, 18 (2), pp.32-33. Laura Ithier examines the difference between voluntary and involuntary intoxication.
Beauman, C. (2023) ‘Ten things you need to know about self-defence’ A-Level Law Review, 18 (“), pp.16-17.
Pugsley, S. (2023) ‘Theft: how to determine dishonesty’, A-Level Law Review, 18 (2), pp.12-15. At a trial for theft, the jury must determine whether the defendant has acted dishonestly and this article critically assesses the legal background that informs such an important decision-making process.
Ladha, A. (2022) ‘Examination focus: specific issues in theft and robbery’, A-Level Law Review, 18 (1), pp.9-11.
Amin Ladha looks at common scenario problems around theft.
Beauman, C. (2022) ‘Attempted crimes: where do you draw the line?’ A-Level Law Review, 18 (1), pp.2-5.
Why should the criminal law punish a person who tries, but fails, to commit a crime? Where do you draw the metaphorical ‘line in the sand’ between planning a crime and falling just short of committing a crime? If there is a line to be drawn in the sand, then a jury must decide where that line is drawn.
Beauman, C. (2021) ‘Beyond reasonable doubt?’ Manslaughter and causation’, A Level Law Review, 16 (3), pp.2-4.
Craig Beauman considers the difficulty of establishing causation in gross negligence manslaughter, following the decision in Broughton v R (2020). This article is relevant to your exam Paper 1 on The Nature of Law and the English Legal System and Criminal Law.
Beauman, C. (2021) ‘Medical consent and the law’, A Level Law Review, 16 (2), pp.12-13.
Is medical consent a complication that shifts with time, or a fundamental defendable right? This article is relevant to your exam Paper 1 on The Nature of Law and the English Legal System and Criminal Law.
Beauman, C. (2021) ‘Ten things you need to know about attempted crimes’, A Level Law Review, 16 (2), pp.16-17.
Provides a framework of rules and considerations for your revision of this criminal preliminary offence.
Beauman, C. (2020) ‘Duress by threat’, A Level Law Review, 15 (3), pp.22-24.
In criminal law, duress by threat is a defence at common law. If raised and not disproved, the defence can exonerate a defendant altogether. For policy reasons, the defence has been carefully confined by the courts.
Beauman, C. (2020) ‘Theft: analysis and evaluation’, A Level Law Review, 15 (2), pp.20-23.
Craig Beauman presents an analysis and critical evaluation of the actus reus of theft.
Beauman, C. (2020) ‘Landmarks in the common law: undiagnosed disorders and coercive control’, A Level Law Review, 15 (2), pp.10-11.
Craig Beauman examines the controversial case of ‘R v Challen’ (2019).
Ithier, L. (2020) ‘Examination focus: answering questions on non-fatal offences’, A Level Law Review, 16 (1), pp.18-19.
Laura Ithier provides guidance on tacking assault, battery and actual and grievous bodily harm questions in exams.
Ithier, L. (2020) ‘What is fair labelling’, A Level Law Review, 15 (3), pp.13-15.
How accurately is the principle of fair labelling applied in UK criminal law?
Beauman, C. (2019) ‘Ten things you need to know about diminished responsibility’, A Level Law Review, 15 (1), pp.16-17.
Provides a framework for your revision of this topic in criminal law.
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