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dc.contributor.author McCutcheon, Paul J
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-03T14:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-03T14:39:28Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3392
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Where a statute creates new offences, or alters existing offences, it is now usual to abolish pre-existing offences. In addition, the statute might include a transition provision to facilitate the prosecution of offences committed prior to its coming into force. The Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act, 1997 abolished a number of common law offences but it did not contain a transition provision. Doubts arose as to whether an accused could be prosecuted in relation to conduct committed prior to the act for the common law offence once the act had come into force (The People v Kavanagh, Special Criminal Court, 29/10/97; Quinlivan v Governor of Portlaoise Prison, High Court, 9//12/97). en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Law Society of Ireland en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gazette of the Law Society of Ireland;Aug/Sept, pp. 20-23
dc.subject criminal law en_US
dc.subject recent developments en_US
dc.title Recent developments in criminal law en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1126822


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