R v Dean Johnson

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtCourt of Appeal (Criminal Division)
Judgment Date09 July 2007
Neutral Citation[2007] EWCA Crim 1978
Docket NumberNo: 200700340/C2
Date09 July 2007

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1 cases
  • Aline Loake v Crown Prosecution Service
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 16 November 2017
    ...legal quality: R v Codere (1917) 12 Cr App R 21. 23 In relation to the second limb, Codere, supra, Windle [1952] QB 826 and Johnson [2007] EWCA Crim 1978 establish that "he did not know it was wrong" means legally wrong, and not morally wrong. Thus, if a person does something know......
4 books & journal articles
  • Psychiatric evidence in Diminished Responsibility
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 82-6, December 2018
    • 1 December 2018
    ...to murder (2) The new diminished responsibility plea’(2010) Crim LR 290 at 296.117. Above n. 10118. Ibid. at 722.119. RvJohnson [2007] EWCA Crim 1978.120. R. Mackey, B. J. Mitchell and L. Howe, ‘Yet more facts about the Insanity defence’ (2006) Criminal LR 399.121. Ibid. n. 26 at 34.122. Ib......
  • The Insanity Defence
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 79-4, August 2015
    • 1 August 2015
    ...399.6. Bratty v A-G for Northern Ireland [1963] AC 386.7R v Codere [1916] 12 Cr App R 21.8. R v Windle [1952] 2 QB 826.9. R v Johnson [2007] EWCA Crim 1978.10. Codere, above n. 7.Hogg The dangers of relying on a concept of mental dysfunction developed in 1843 should be obvious. Thevery term......
  • Unfitness to Plead and the Vulnerable Defendant: An Examination of the Law Commission's Proposals for a New Capacity Test
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 75-3, June 2011
    • 1 June 2011
    ...disease of the mind, as not toknow the nature and quality of the act, or that it was wrong.3R v Windle [1952] 2 QB 826; R v Johnson [2007] EWCA Crim 1978.194 The Journal of Criminal Law (2011) 75 JCL While such an individual is acting on the basis of an entirely differentbelief system to ot......
  • The Moral Significance of the Insanity Defence
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 73-4, August 2009
    • 1 August 2009
    ...more broadly. Certainly, the dicta of Latham LJ in Johnson54seem to indicate a deal of sympathy for this approach and towards a 48 [2007] EWCA Crim 1978.49 (1916) 12 Cr App R 21.50 [1952] 2 QB 826.51 Notably, the High Court of Australia refused to follow Windle in R v Stapleton 86 CLR 358. ......

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