Criminal law by Catherine Elliott; Frances Quinn

By Catherine Elliott; Frances Quinn

In addition to taking off the legislation itself, the authors learn the foundations in the back of felony legislation, and talk about a few of the matters and debates bobbing up from it.

content material: parts of against the law --
Strict legal responsibility --
homicide --
Voluntary manslaughter --
Involuntary manslaughter --
Non-fatal offences opposed to the individual --
Rape --
Non-fraudulent estate offences --
Fraudulent estate offences --
Inchoate offences --
Accomplices --
company legal responsibility --
basic defences --
Codification of the legal law.

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He has not given any thought to the possibility of there being any such risk’. The first limb of this definition is essentially a subjective test, because it requires the defendant actually to see the risk – we will call this limb the ‘advertent’ limb as the defendant adverts to the risk; he or she sees the risk. The second limb is more difficult to categorise. It has often been described as an objective test, because the defendant does not actually have to see the risk, so long as the risk was so obvious that a reasonable person would have seen it.

Many such offences victimise the community as a whole, or large groups of consumers. Where a company breaks safety legislation and an employee dies or is injured as a result, the situation is often viewed as accidental, so although the company may be sued for compensation, criminal charges are rarely brought. In cases of bribery and corruption, both parties may benefit, and both are liable to prosecution, so neither is likely to report the offence. Secondly, these crimes are frequently investigated not by the police, but by regulatory authorities such as the Health and Safety Executive, who, as a matter of policy, rely on 5 Introduction persuasion rather than prosecution; the number of companies who need ‘persuading’ to stop breaking the law is not recorded in the criminal statistics.

20 71, 104, 140, 146, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 156, 159, 161, 162, 163, 276, 278, 303, 341, 375, 376, 380, 381, 382, 383, 386 s. 23 18 s. 47 140, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 152, 154, 155, 156, 159, 161, 162, 188, 303, 341, 350, 380, 382, 385, 386 Official Secrets Act 1989 370 Homicide Act 1957 83, 89 s. 1 73 s. 2 76, 90, 91, 100 s. 2(1) 91 s. 2(1A) 91 s. 2(1B) 92, 93 s. 3 77, 79, 87, 89 s. 4 76, 97, 100 Human Rights Act 1998 166, 177, 178, 314, 329 s. 3 177 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 s.

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