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Problems with non-fatal and Homicide law

Non Fatal Offences and Homicide law cover assault, battery, actual bodily harm, grievous
bodily harm, murder, manslaughter and infanticide. Each offence is classified under criminal law and
viewed as a crime against the public, leading the court to be predominantly concerned by

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Majesty's Pleasure. This inflexibility in sentencing is regularly critiqued, especially when concerning
children. Detaining a child can have a serious impact on the child's social, mental and physical
development. Barrister Geoffrey Robertson, Q.C., stated that `any mandatory sentence is unjust
because it doesn't distinguish between the terrorist and the gangland…


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