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what is strict liability

assuming mens rea

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what offences are strict liability used today

purely regulatory offences

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what are the 4 points that must be considered(start mr q)

statute must clearly exclude mens rea
presumption stands unless it is to ensure greater public vigilance
presumption not needed to insure public safety
must not be truly criminal in character

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what happened in sweet v parsley

rented shed out to students who were growing cannabis but she had no idea about it
she was charged under the dangerous drugs act
this was later quashed as it was a crime that required for mens rea

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act that sweet was charged under

the dangerous drugs act

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what happened in Gammon v ag for hong kong

building collapsed but heads didn't know the plans were not being followed. Convicted anyway

set out the 4 points to be considered to impose strict liability

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what happened in blake

broadcasted pirate radio that interfered with emergency channels

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what happened in r v howells

d failed to obtain a firearms certificate because he didn't know he would need one

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what happened in alphacell v woodward

paper mill overflow was blocked and polluted a river
fined heavily to set an example

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why was strict liability created historically

to improve conviction rates and stop worker abuse in the industrial revolution

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what case is for public safety

blake

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what case is for social concern

london borough of harrow v shar

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what happened in london borough of harrow v shar

selling lottery tickets to people under age despite being trained to check id

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advantages of strict liability

quicker
cheaper for police and courts
can protect the venerable
can promote public safety

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how to answer strict liability

explanation of it
examples
why it is used