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Consider what criticisms may be made of the non-fatal offences against the
person. Discuss what reforms might be introduced to deal with these.

There are many criticisms of the non-fatal offences (NFOs). The Offences
against a Person Act bring many criticisms such as the date the act was created

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the offence will be better combined together so the actus reus and mens rea
will match up a lot closer if not completely. This could help with the issue of
the mens rea of s.20.

There has been a lot of criticism of s.47 ABH and the case of Savage.…


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