LAW MODERATIONS 2000 - 2001 CRIMINAL LAW.

TUTORIAL THREE: NON-FATAL OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON.



General Reading

Ashworth, Ch 8 (S & H, Ch. 13)

****Offences Against the Person Act (as amended by CLA, 1967) ss. 18, 20, 47

Criminal Justice Act, 1988, s.39

****Police Act, 1964, s. 51.

C L R C 14th Report, Offences Against the Person (Cmnd 7844), ***pp 68-87; *pp119-124.

****Law Commission 143, Draft Criminal Code, Cls. 74 - 81(pp 206-207) and pp 154-156

1980 Crim L R **** 331 - 335; *542 - 555

**1988 Crim L R 600-603

*(1963) 79 L Q R 247

**sections1-7,14,and15 Offences Against the Person Bill, Home Office,1998 and related commentary (http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk)

[1999 Crim LR 689 -701 article surveying empirical research into the application of ss 47,20 and 18 OAPA 1861]



I ASSAULT AND BATTERY

(1) Mens Rea

****Venna [1976] QB 421

*Spratt [1990] Crim L R 797

**Parmenter [1991] Crim L R 21; (1991) 92 Cr App Rep 68 & 168****

**Savage [1990] Crim L R 709; [1992] Crim L R 288 (HL)

Nash [1991] Crim L R 768

(2) Actus reus

Tuberville v Savage [1669] 1 Mod Rep 3; 86 ER 684

*Fagan [1969] 1 QB 439

Logdon [1976] CLY 404

*Smith v Woking Police [1983] Crim L R 323

**DPP v Little [1991] Crim L R 900

(3) Consent as a Defence***

Coney (1882) 22 QBD 534

***Clarence (1888) 22 QBD 23

**Donovan [1934] 2 KB 498

**A.G.'s Ref (No 6 of 1980) [1981] Crim L R 553

Jones [1987] Crim LR123

Boyea [1992] Crim L R 574

****Brown & Ors [1993] Crim L R 583; Article 1994 Crim L R 661

*Simon Slingsby [1995] Crim L R 570

Articles 1996 Crim L R **73 and *684

**Wilson [1996] Crim L R 573

*Richardson [1999] 2 Cr App Rep 200; [1999] Crim L R 62]

***Emmett 18th June 1999 (Lexis)

(4) Mistake of Fact as a "Defence"

****Williams [1984] Crim L R 163; (1984) 78 Cr App Rep 276

***Beckford [1988] AC 130

(5) Lawful Correction as a Defence

Taylor [1984] CLY 502/3

A v UK 1998 3 FCR 597; 1998 2FLR 059



II COMMON ASSAULT Criminal Justice Act, 1988, s.39

**DPP v Armstrong-Braun [1999] Crim LR416



III AGGRAVATED ASSAULT Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, OAPA, 1861, s. 47

****Roberts (1971) 56 Cr App Rep 95; [1972] Crim L R 27

*Miller [1954] 2 QB 282, 292

Reigate JJ. ex p. Counsell [1984] CLY 505; (1983) 148 JP 193

*Chan-Fook [1994] Crim L R 432; Article (1995) 111 LQR 27 - 32

Owino [1996] 2 Cr App Rep 128

****Burstow & Ireland [1998] AC 147;[1996] Crim L R 331



IV WOUNDING AND GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM OAPA, 1861, SS. 20, 18

****Clarence (1888) 22 QBD 23, 36, 37-38, 42-43, 46-50

****Mowatt [1968] 1 QB 421

*Sullivan [1981] Crim L R 46

*Wilson [1984] Crim L R 36

*W v Dolbey [1983] Crim L R 681

**Grimshaw [1984] Crim L R 108

*Field [1993] Crim L R 456

*Beeson [1994] Crim L R 190

Richardson; Irwin [1999] Crim LR 494



IV ADMINISTERING POISON

Cato [1976] 1 All E R 260

McShane [1977] Crim L R 737

****Cunningham [1957] 2 QB 396



ESSAYS

Consider the definitional ingredients of the crimes established in sections 18, 20 and 47 of the Offences Against the Person Act, 1861, as amended.



Under what circumstances will (i) a mistake of fact or (ii) consent constitute an answer to a charge of or involving assault ? Is the law coherent?