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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Colleen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-11T00:06:19Z
dc.date.available2017-09-11T00:06:19Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1037-969X
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1037969X17694787
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/346164
dc.description.abstractThis article looks at the difficulties facing a court required to sentence a conjoined twin convicted of a criminal offence. If the other conjoined twin could be convicted as a party to the offence, many of the difficulties with punishment could be overcome. In the eyes of the criminal law, a person who aids in or encourages the commission of a crime is as blameworthy as the person who commits the offence. This article argues that the fact that one conjoined twin is inevitably present at a crime committed by the other does not automatically mean that the non-perpetrator is an accessory. Mere presence is not enough – generally, an accessory must intentionally assist or encourage the offender, and must promote or assist in the crime. Further, in the absence of a conviction of the non-perpetrator of the offence as an accessory, it would seem there is no way to punish the guilty conjoined twin without also unjustly punishing the innocent sibling.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom18
dc.relation.ispartofpageto23
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAlternative Law Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Ethics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2201
dc.titleComplicity, crime and conjoined twins
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDavis, Colleen


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