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Question: Critically assess the effectiveness of the criminal law as a means of protecting the environment from pollution.

Answer: The main function of the criminal law, as a means of protecting the environment, is to reach impartial decisions based on the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Enviromental Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1458
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2002
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 622

Question: ‘The Woolf reforms have joined the long list of failed attempts to reform the civil justice system.’ Discuss.

Answer: Through criticism voiced by actors within the civil justice system, namely lawyers, judiciary, and litigants - it was apparent to many that...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1396
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 617

Question: To what extent (if at all) is it true to say that the United Kingdom constitution is based on a separation of powers?

Answer: In addressing this question, it would be useful to explain just what the doctrine of the separation of powers consists of. The...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1855
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 615

Question: ‘Trial by jury is an outdated, expensive and inefficient method by which to decide the guilt or innocence of those charged with criminal offences. It should be abolished for all criminal trials’. Assess the accuracy of this statement.

Answer: Trial by jury has been regarded as a paradigm of English criminal law, described as a bulwark against oppression, a safeguard of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2910
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 612

Question: Examine the controversy that surrounds the question of what judges are doing when they are deciding cases. 64%

Answer: If we accept the hypothesis, that judges do indeed make law through their decisions, we need to look closely at the judges...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 3531
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 587

Question: The Reasonable Murderer.

A Dissertation on the elements that constitute provocation as a defence to murder.

Answer: The classic definition of provocation was given in 1949 in the case of Duffy. Having been subjected to violence throughout her marriage,...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 9503
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: June, 1999
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Dissertation
  • Essay ID: 576

Question: Critical analysis of three main defences of voluntary manslaughter for women defendants who kill their partners.

Answer: For this assignment the focus will be upon critical analysis of three main defences of voluntary manslaughter for women defendants who kill...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 3899
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 575

Question: The law on involuntary manslaughter needs reform. In particular, the law on corporate manslaughter is undeniably ineffective. Discuss the existing law together with the current proposals for reform.

Answer: Public confidence in the law and the judiciary has been seriously affected in the last few years with a number of disasters...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2130
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2001
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 559

Question: ‘There is a critical difference between killing recklessly and killing by gross carelessness, and the law must respect and acknowledge this difference.’ Assess the validity of this statement.

Answer: The Law Comission is certainly of the view that this statement is valid. It believes the offence of involuntary manslaughter is far...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1086
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 553

Question: ‘Liability in criminal law normally requires the prosecution to establish that the accused has caused the relevant prohibited consequences or conduct to occur. For instance, in homicide, that the accused has caused the victims death.’

Explain, by reference to decided cases, how the courts have approached the requirement of causation.

Answer: Within the English Legal System, the chain of causation is established via numerous principles, which have been recognised by case law, as...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1104
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 552

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