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Consensual Assault


Richards, D and Henning, T, Consensual Assault, Tasmania Law Reform Institute, Final Report No. 25 (May), Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Tasmania (2018) [Contract Report]

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This Report discusses s 182(4) of the Criminal Code 1924 (Tas) and examines whether there is a need to reform the provision. Section 182(4) governs what is commonly known as ‘consensual assault’, which refers to circumstances where an assault has been committed but the victim has consented to the act in question. Due to the wide definition of assault, the situations where questions of consent can arise are quite varied, from mutually agreed brawls and sporting contests to some forms of sexual activity.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:assault, consent, family violence
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Criminal law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Richards, D (Mr Dylan Richards)
UTAS Author:Henning, T (Associate Professor Terese Henning)
ID Code:126888
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2018-07-01
Last Modified:2019-07-18

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