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Criminal law: new national study examines intoxication in criminal law

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Concern about the problem of 'alcohol-fuelled violence' has had a significant effect on criminal law reform in recent years, especially since the deaths of Thomas Kelly and Daniel Christie in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, we saw the first major change to NSW homicide laws in more than half a century with the creation of the new offences of assault causing death (Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), s 25A(1)) and assault causing death while intoxicated (s 25A(2)) - the latter carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years (s 25B).

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Quilter, J., Seear, K., McNamara, L. J. & Room, R. (2015). Criminal law: new national study examines intoxication in criminal law. LSJ: Law Society of NSW Journal, 2 (8), 76-77.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 76

End Page


  • 77

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney

Abstract


  • Concern about the problem of 'alcohol-fuelled violence' has had a significant effect on criminal law reform in recent years, especially since the deaths of Thomas Kelly and Daniel Christie in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, we saw the first major change to NSW homicide laws in more than half a century with the creation of the new offences of assault causing death (Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), s 25A(1)) and assault causing death while intoxicated (s 25A(2)) - the latter carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years (s 25B).

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Quilter, J., Seear, K., McNamara, L. J. & Room, R. (2015). Criminal law: new national study examines intoxication in criminal law. LSJ: Law Society of NSW Journal, 2 (8), 76-77.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 76

End Page


  • 77

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney