Offences against the Person and General Principles

Current project status

  • Initiation: Could include discussing scope and terms of reference with lead Government Department
  • Pre-consultation: Could include approaching interest groups and specialists, producing scoping and issues papers, finalising terms of project
  • Consultation: Likely to include consultation events and paper, making provisional proposals for comment
  • Policy development: Will include analysis of consultation responses. Could include further issues papers and consultation on draft Bill
  • Reported: Usually recommendations for law reform but can be advice to government, scoping report or other recommendations

Our recommendations were implemented in the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c28)

This project formed part of our wider project on Legislating the Criminal Code.

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Project details

Area of law

Criminal law