Uts Criminal Law Problem-solving Quiz Part 1

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Uts Criminal Law Problem-solving Quiz Part 1

This quiz assesses your knowledge of the basic components of answers to criminal law problem-solving questions for common law jurisdictions. It involves multiple choice, multiple answer, fill-in-the-blanks, true or false and matching exercises.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following should not be included in an introduction to a criminal law problem-solving question?
    • A. 

      An in-depth analysis of the key issues that the question raises

    • B. 

      Citation of legal authorities for all legal propositions

    • C. 

      Outline the charges which the defendant will be charged with

    • D. 

      Outline the defences which the defendant will raise in relation to the charges

    • E. 

      Outline the applicable burdens and standards of proof for offences and defences

  • 2. 
    Select all the main components of criminal responsibility.
    • A. 

      Bail

    • B. 

      Temporal coincidence

    • C. 

      No defences

    • D. 

      Mens rea

    • E. 

      Capacity

    • F. 

      Claim of right

    • G. 

      Actus reus

  • 3. 
    When of the following is not considered a 'primary source' when citing an authority for a legal proposition?
    • A. 

      Student seminar materials

    • B. 

      Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)

    • C. 

      A Supreme Court of NSW judgment

    • D. 

      Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Regulation 2016 (NSW)

  • 4. 
    True or false: You should never refer to secondary sources like your textbook when citing authorities for criminal law problem questions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    You should not use IRAC to structure answers to criminal law problem-solving questions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following propositions are true when organising 'the facts' in relation to criminal law problem-solving questions?
    • A. 

      Unlike in criminal law practice, the facts in a legal problem question are frozen.

    • B. 

      In your answer, you should not dispute unequivocal facts.

    • C. 

      There may be ambiguous facts in a problem question. Ambiguities in the facts should be identified and resolved.

    • D. 

      You may need to re-order the facts by drafting a chronology.

    • E. 

      There may be irrelevant facts in a problem question. Facts are irrelevant when they do not affect the defendant's legal position and they do not give rise to any criminal law issue.

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