CLU3M – Unit 3 – Lesson 5: Defences of the Accused



100 minutes

Lesson Objective

  • To learn about the defenses of the accused.

Lesson Outcomes

  • Define the term defense.
  • Describe the ten main types of defense.
  • Explain how two of these defenses may be used in court to help the accused.
  • Present findings to the class.

The Lesson


  1. Starter: You have been arrested for committing a crime. What defenses can you use to help acquit you of the crime? [Class Discussion].
  2. What is a defense? [teacher led instruction and discussion].
  3. Types of defense [teacher led instruction and discussion].
  4. Task 1. Types of defense [individual research and factsheet creation].
  5. Review. Examining Cases. Law Case Studies Analysis.

Assignment 3.3 | Defenses of the Accused

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