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1. What applies when proceedings are active in a case?

  • Contempt of Court Act 1991.
  • Contempt of Court Act 1981 strict liability rule applies.
  • Contempt of Court Act 1971 strict liability rule applies.
  • Contempt of Court Act 1988 strict liability rule applies.
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2. What does Section 1 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 state?

  • It is illegal to publish any matter which is likely to lead members of the public to understand the exact details of a sexual offence.
  • It is illegal to publish any matter which is likely to lead members of the public to identify the place where a sexual assault occurred.
  • It is illegal to publish any matter which is likely to lead members of the public to identify, during his/her lifetime, the person who is the victim/alleged victim of that offence.
  • It is illegal to publish any matter which is likely to lead members of the public to identify, during his/her lifetime, the person who is the defendant for any offence.

3. What does remand on bail mean?

  • When someone is awaiting trial and is allowed to pay to be 'free'
  • When someone is awaiting trial and is kept in prison.
  • When someone is awaiting trial and has to keep to certain conditions but can be at home.
  • When someone is arrested and let go for a day before more questioning

4. What is malicious falsehood?

  • Saying something horrible about a person to their friends.
  • Saying something that is not defamatory, but is not true either and could cause commercial harm
  • Saying something defamatory about a person.
  • Saying something that is true but could be seen as malicious.

5. What is robbery?

  • Theft with force or threat of force that would put a reasonable person in fear.
  • Theft of any kind.
  • Theft from someones house.
  • Theft from a shop.

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