Exorcism, religious freedom and consent: the devil in the detail

Hall, H. ORCID: 0000-0001-5553-9140, 2016. Exorcism, religious freedom and consent: the devil in the detail. The Journal of Criminal Law, 80 (4), pp. 241-253. ISSN 0022-0183

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The ruling in R v Brown that consent could not be a defence to actual bodily harm or more serious injury unless a recognised exemption applied has been much criticised. When considered exclusively in light of adult sexual activity, such criticisms may appear extremely persuasive. However, the issue of assault within exorcism reveals that there are other contexts in which the arguments appear more complex. This article examines the criminal law relating to consent and exorcism and asks how we should deal with the interplay between the general and the specific when it comes to formulating legal policy.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Journal of Criminal Law
Creators: Hall, H.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2016
Volume: 80
Number: 4
ISSN: 0022-0183
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 25 Jun 2018 10:40
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 07:11
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33902

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