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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1350/jcla.2007.71.6.475|
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In 1873, Baron Martin stated that 'The criminal law ought to be reasonable and intelligible' (R v Middleton (1873) L.R. 2 Crown Ca. Res. 57). That proposition is just as potent today as when it was made. As the branch of law incorporating the ultimate powers of control which the state exercises over citizens, criminal law should be consonant with common sense and be perfectly clear to the public. It is difficult to argue that current law on drugs is clear, coherent, and understood by the public.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2007 Vathek Publishing Ltd|
|Keywords:||crime; criminal law; drugs; legislation|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
|Depositing User:||Gary Slapper|
|Date Deposited:||06 Apr 2010 11:04|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2016 03:38|
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