• CPD Points: 1 [PS] [SL]
  • Price: $89.00
  • Area: Criminal Law; Litigation
  • Delivered: March 2024
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  • Recording
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Description

This session is delivered by Kirsten Abercromby, North West Criminal Practice Manager, Tasmania Legal Aid for the 2024 Criminal Law Conference. The session covers:

  • Parasomnias and what they actually are – the types of parasomnias that can occur
  • Sexual Behaviour in Sleep, sometimes colloquially referred to as 'Sexsomnia' – is not something a defendant can be held criminally liable for, – provided they successfully establish such a defence, being one of automatism.
  • How to establish such a defence – benefits and pitfalls and what you will need to lead from your expert witness

Key takeaways:

  • How automatism works generally
  • How to establish a defence of automatism – whether – relating to Sexual Behaviour in
  • Sleep or any other condition in which the defendant achieves an automatic state
  • The traps of automatism

  • CPD Points: 1 [PS] [SL]
  • Price: $89.00
  • Area: Criminal Law; Litigation
  • Delivered: March 2024
Digital Content
  • Recording
  • Paper (none)

To purchase login below

Description

This session is delivered by Kirsten Abercromby, North West Criminal Practice Manager, Tasmania Legal Aid for the 2024 Criminal Law Conference. The session covers:

  • Parasomnias and what they actually are – the types of parasomnias that can occur
  • Sexual Behaviour in Sleep, sometimes colloquially referred to as 'Sexsomnia' – is not something a defendant can be held criminally liable for, – provided they successfully establish such a defence, being one of automatism.
  • How to establish such a defence – benefits and pitfalls and what you will need to lead from your expert witness

Key takeaways:

  • How automatism works generally
  • How to establish a defence of automatism – whether – relating to Sexual Behaviour in
  • Sleep or any other condition in which the defendant achieves an automatic state
  • The traps of automatism

Kirsten Abercromby, Manager, North West Criminal Practice, Tasmania Legal Aid

About the Presenter:

Ms Kirsten Abercromby is the Manager of the North West Criminal Practice for Tasmania Legal Aid. Ms Abercromby has worked for Tasmania Legal Aid since 2017 and manages Tasmania Legal Aid's Criminal Practice on the North West Coast, where she has carriage of a number of summary and indictable files. In the last 12 months Kirsten has run two cases relating to sexual behaviour while in an automatic state.

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