The need to kill off zombie law: indecent assault, where it went wrong and how to put it right

Sjölin, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-5781-3801, 2017. The need to kill off zombie law: indecent assault, where it went wrong and how to put it right. Journal of Criminal Law, 81 (1), pp. 50-65. ISSN 0022-0183

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Abstract

The law on indecent assault is currently misunderstood leading to substantial injustice for some abused as children. The first half of the article explores the nature and causes of these misunderstandings, discussing particularly the true nature of touching for indecent and common assaults. In the second half the article argues that despite a correction of the law being necessarily retroactive in effect it is not just permissible but necessary to make that correction.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Criminal Law
Creators: Sjölin, C.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2017
Volume: 81
Number: 1
ISSN: 0022-0183
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NumberType
10.1177/0022018316685023DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 16 Jan 2017 16:27
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29741

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