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R v Devonald: Consent and the "purpose" of the defendant

Rogers, J; (2008) R v Devonald: Consent and the "purpose" of the defendant. Journal of Criminal Law , 72 (4) 280 - 282.

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Abstract

I argued that the Court of Appeal in R v Devonald erred in holding that a secret plan by the defendant could vitiate the consent of another to a sexual encounter. This should only be correct when the victim is deceived into not understanding that the defendant had a sexual motive, which was not the case here.

Type: Article
Title: R v Devonald: Consent and the "purpose" of the defendant
Keywords: consent, s.76 (2) a Sexual Offences Act 2003
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/151500
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