Category Archives: Criminal Law

R v Juneja – Academics to the Rescue 33

Monika Juneja appeared at the Old Bailey last week.  She had attended Greenwich University from 1997 to 2000, and been awarded a 3rd in sociology, which she had altered to a 2.1 in law.  At BPP Law School she had failed … Read More »

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Research – Corruption in Public Life – Academics to the Rescue 30

If I were choosing a research topic today, I would consider the questions whether there is a problem of corruption, and whether the creation of an Anti-Corruption Commission is desirable. (1) The extent of the problem. Corruption exists in the … Read More »

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Liberty – S172 Road Traffic Act 1988 – Academics to the Rescue 12

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” (Jefferson) and “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” (Robespierre) are noble aspirations, but in the patchwork reality they are imperfect ideals, even in our green and pleasant land. I drove to East Anglia for Easter. There … Read More »

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The Need for a Criminal Code – Academics to the Rescue 8

The teaching of criminal law could be assisted by using the structure of a draft criminal code;  and in the assessment process we might ask students to draft and criticise sections of a model code.  This also gives students experience of … Read More »

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Organised Crime – Academics to the Rescue 7

Organised crime is a problem which we should discuss.  If brought into the open it can be deterred. (1) Once there were the traditional gangsters. After the Kray twins from East London were jailed for murder in 1967, ex members … Read More »

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Truth – Academics to the Rescue 4

Truth is a Moving Target, varying over time, society and locality. What is acceptable and academically orthodox in one society may be intolerable in another. Academics in England have freedom to search for the truth. But the truth itself is … Read More »

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Causation – Academics to the Rescue 3

The question of who is responsible for an event is often complex. A multiplicity of causes lead to events, such as the terrible murder of hostages in Syria, by the former Westminster University student, referred to as Jihadi John; or the … Read More »

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