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Volume 75 Number 4 2011
ISSN: 0022-0183  eISSN: 1740-5580

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OPINION

Serious about Fraud
David Kirk      249
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.708

CRIMINAL LAW LEGISLATION UPDATE

Criminal Law Legislation Update
Laura McGowan      253
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.709

CASE NOTE (DIVISIONAL COURT)

Restraining a Prosecution
Keywords: Prosecution; Harassment; Restraining order; Abuse of power; Offering no evidence
Vanessa Bettinson      256
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.710

Domestic Courts Taking Account of EU Jurisprudence
Keywords: EU law; Supremacy; Preliminary references; Crown Court; Broadcasting services; Appeal"
Laura Mahdloom      259"
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.710

CASE NOTE (COURT OF APPEAL (CRIMINAL DIVISION))

Objective Standards of Indecency
Keywords: Indecent photograph; Child pornography; Extreme pornography; Indecency; Jury direction
Alisdair A. Gillespie      264
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.711

Risk of Duplicity on Indictments for Causing or Inciting a Child under 13 to Engage in Sexual Activity
Keywords: Sexual offences; Duplicity; Indictment; Causing or inciting
Damian Warburton      268
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.711

Quashing an Acquittal and Double Jeopardy
Keywords: Murder; Double jeopardy; Acquittal; Retrial; Publicity; Fresh evidence
Jill Molloy      272
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.711

Deportation with Assurances
Keywords: Human rights; Terrorism; Torture; Ill-treatment; Removal; Immigration
Ben Middleton      276
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.711

COMMENT

Battered women and Failed Attempts to Kill the Abuser-Labelling and Doctrinal Inconsistency in English Homicide Law
Keywords: Battered women; Doctrinal consistency; Homicide law; Partial defences; Attempts
Michael Bohlander      279
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.716

ARTICLE

Criminal Responsibility and Children: A New Defence Required to Acknowledge the Absence of Capacity and Choice
Keywords: Minors; Doli incapax; Criminal Responsibility; Defence
Catherine Elliott      289
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.75.4.717

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Criminal Responsibility and Children: A New Defence Required to Acknowledge the Absence of Capacity and Choice
Catherine Elliott

When children reach 10 years old they are exposed to the full brunt of the criminal law with no defence available to them to reflect their status as children. Legal theorists have repeatedly argued that criminal responsibility should only be imposed on individuals who have the capacity and freedom to choose how they behave. Children only have limited personal autonomy and therefore lack this capacity and freedom to make a genuine choice about their behaviour. They should therefore benefit from a new defence which moves away from the doli incapax emphasis on moral understanding and is available to children up to the age of 14.

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HIV, Trust and the Criminal Law
Keywords: HIV; Disclosure; Criminalisation; Trust
James Slater      309
DOI: doi:10.1350/jcla.2011.718

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HIV, Trust and the Criminal Law
James Slater

This article explores the legitimacy of criminalising nondisclosure of HIV-positive status to sexual partners. Its principal aim is to propose a new offence that criminalises such non-disclosure when it constitutes a breach of trust. In defending the proposed offence, the article argues that the criminal law has a legitimate function in penalising breach of trust when the breach causes both personal and social harm. The article also explores whether the existing offences of s. 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and rape (s. 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003) are suited to criminalising non-disclosure, and concludes that they are not. The article additionally considers the arguments against the criminalisation of non-disclosure advanced by various commentators and argues that its proposed offence avoids the concerns expressed. The article concludes that the proposed offence is both a morally justified and practically realistic way of criminalising non-disclosure of HIV-positive status.

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