Principles of Criminal Law

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  • Prinicples of Criminal Law
    • Principle of individual autonomy
      • People should be presumed to be autonomous
        • R v Brown
    • Principle of Maximum Certainty
      • People know of the crimes and the nature/ scope of them
    • Principle of fair labelling
      • The crimes committed match up to the crimes sentenced
    • Principle of Correspond
      • AR and MR match up and occur at the same time
        • Knifed someone -> intended to knife someone
    • Principle of minimum criminlisation
      • Criminalize to protect others
    • Principle of liability for acts not omisisons
      • Do not have to Act unless there is a duty and responsibility to do so


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