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Question: Analyse the evolution and applications of non-fatal offences focusing on the following:
1. Assault and Battery
2. Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm
3. Inflicting a Wound or Grievous Bodily Harm
4. Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm

1st Year LLB (hons) at ARU – Criminal Law Paper – 62% confirmed assessment result

Answer: Non-fatal offences embody a wide range of frequently encountered crimes of violence or threats. March 2015 figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)1 showed a 23% increase in ‘violence against the person’ offences. The CSEW indicates that there was recently a 13% increase in violent assaults, unrelated to the changes in recording practice. Non-fatal offences against the person are mainly administrated via the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (OAPA). The OAPA2 amalgamated 57 statutes passed between the eras of Henry III and George IV. In the early nineteenth century Courts began to see social violence as dangerous, punishing it via a moral code, handing out fines and prison sentences. As this paper is crafted, more proposals of reform are on the horizon. Earli......(short extract)

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Details: - Mark: 62% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2314 | References: Yes | Date written: October, 2015 | Date submitted: May 02, 2016 | Coursework ID: 962

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