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By Michael Jefferson

Felony Lawis a relied on, transparent and fascinating clarification of the most rules and offences of legal legislation. This e-book lighting fixtures a transparent direction via a space that has skilled a lot switch, explaining the legislation because it stands but additionally contemplating proposals for reform in order that the reader profits an figuring out of the advance of the legislations. The e-book additionally considers Commonwealth and USlaw at applicable locations

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Most would agree that murder and rape are not good things. The Law Commission’s draft Criminal Code (see later in this chapter) did not focus on what the criminal law ought to do. Some attempt to consider when criminal liability should be imposed must be made because otherwise the power of the criminal law to punish wrongdoers is diminished and its condemnatory function is undermined. Moreover, in a democracy there must be some control over the agents of the state who could otherwise use the strongest of state sanctions against trivial offenders.

Qxd 7/12/07 9:26 Page xli TABLE OF LEGISLATION s 34(3) 274 s 170 70 Road Traffic Act 1991 136, 148, 497 s 2 122 Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, s 34(5) 168 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 644 Sale of Goods Act 1979, s 18 428, 622 Sexual Offences Act 1956 144, 146 s 1 572 s 1(1)(c) 572 s 1(2) 572 s 1(3) 566 s 2 572 s 3 572 s 6 570 s 7 570 s 7(1) 122 s 7(2) 122, 123 s 10 189 s 11 189 s 14 25 s 14(3) 289 s 17 569 s 19 569 s 20 142 s 28(1) 167 Sexual Offences Act 1993 392, 572, 573 Sexual Offences Act 2003 33, 36, 72, 112, 120, 142, 144, 147, 190, 206, 292–294, 296, 298, 309, 311, 391, 392, 417, 573–576, 578, 579, 680, 683, 697, 716, 722 s 1 572, 576 s 1(1) 578, 721 s 1(2) 576, 578 s 2 568, 572, 573, 576 s 2(1) 576, 578 s 2(2) 576 s 2(4) 576 s 3 568, 573, 575, 576 s 3(1) 577, 578 ..

The function of the law to intervene in the private lives of citizens . . further than is necessary to carry out [these] purposes . . (paras 13–14). It can be argued that the majority of the House of Lords in Brown [1994] AC 212, discussed in Chapter 13, broke these principles when they penalised homosexual sado-masochism. The reduction of the age of consent for male homosexuals from 21 to 18 came into force when the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 received Royal Assent (3 November 1994).

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