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The Codification of Attempts and the Case for "Preparation"

Rogers, J; (2008) The Codification of Attempts and the Case for "Preparation". Criminal Law Review (12) pp. 937-954.

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I argued that the Law Commission's proposal fro a new auxiliary concept of "preparation", in addition to the existing law on "attempts" is sound. However, the two concepts would need to be better differentiated in order to allow for early intervention by the police whilst ensuring that the law did not criminalise early preparatory actions where the defendant was not yet "committed" to the offence.

Type: Article
Title: The Codification of Attempts and the Case for "Preparation"
Additional information: This paper was invited by the Criminal law Review after I gave a presentation at the request of the Law Commission on the occasion of the launch of their Consultation paper on criminal attempts.
Keywords: Attempts, Law Commission, proximity, preparation
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/151504
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