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Volume 72 Number 4 2008
ISSN: 0022-0183  eISSN: 1740-5580

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Opinion

Order, Order!
David Kirk      259
DOI: 1350/jcla.2008.72.4.502

Criminal Law
Laura McGowan      262
DOI: 1350/jcla.2008.72.4.503

Divisional Court

Racially Aggravated Public Order Offence: Sufficiency of Partial Racial Hostility
Keywords: Racially aggravated; Public order; Partial racial hostility;Causing harassment, alarm or distress     265
DOI: 1350/jcla.2008.72.4.504

Court of Appeal

Outraging Public Decency
Keywords: Outraging public decency; Public element; 'Two-person' rule;Knuller v DPP; Shaw v DPP      268
DOI: 1350/jcla.2008.72.4.505

House of Lords

Police Officers and CPS Solicitors Serving on Juries: The Appearance of Bias
Keywords: Unconscious and apparent bias; Jurors; Impartiality of jury;Right to fair trial; Juries including police officers and CPS solicitors     283
DOI: 1350/jcla.2008.72.4.507

Comments

The Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder: Is It Time for Discretion?
Keywords: Homicide law reform; Sentencing for murder; Moral culpability;Reckles murder; Contextual evaluation for killing
Tenney Cotton      288
DOI: 1350/jcla.2008.72.4.510

The 'Neck or Nothing': Alternative Verdicts in Sexual Offences
Keywords: Sexual offences; Alternative verdicts; R v J (2004); Change of law cases; Prosecution of alternative charges
Andrew Beetham      298
DOI: 1350/jcla.2008.72.4.511

Articles

Codifying the Law on Evidential Burdens
Keywords: Burden of proof; Lambert; Criminal Codes; Misuse of drugs; Judicial Studies Board specimen directions
Richard Glover      305
DOI: 1350/jcla.2008.72.4.512

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JCL 72 (2008) 305

Codifying the Law on Evidential Burdens
Richard Glover

This article examines the concept of the evidential burden and argues that the decision in R v Malinina illustrates that the concept of the evidential burden is in desperate need of clarification. It will be contended that, ultimately, codification would be the best means of achieving that end.

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Recklessness'the Continuing Search for a Definition
Keywords: Mens rea; Recklessness; Culpability; Subjective and objective; Advertence to risk
Cath Crosby      313
DOI: 1350/jcla.2008.72.4.513

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JCL 72 (2008) 313

Recklessness'the Continuing Search for a Definition
Cath Crosby

This article examines the different approaches to determining recklessness in the criminal law and the advantages and disadvantages of each will be explored in relation to issues of moral culpability. Whilst a subjective definition of recklessness might seem attractive it fails to catch all those who are morally blameworthy. In contrast, a purely objective interpretation can lead to injustice in circumstances where the defendant lacked the capacity to foresee the risk of harm. It will be argued that recklessness based upon conscious advertence produces too narrow a definition and culpable inadvertence should be encompassed by examining why no thought was given to the risk

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