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R v T [1990]

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R v T [1990] Crim LR 256 T took part in a robbery and was charged with robbery and causing ABH. She raised the defence of automatism since at the time of the offence she was in a dissociative state, suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by the external factor of rape. Held: The rape constituted an external factor and therefore the non-insane automatism was open to the jury despite the fact that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is generally perceived as being a condition of the mind. Back to lecture outline on non-insane automatism  

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