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Sexual Offences Against Young People: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Report No 18

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Warner, K and Cockburn, H and Shirley, P and Rudolf, J, Sexual Offences Against Young People: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Report No 18, Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Hobart, Tasmania, October (2012) [Contract Report]


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Copyright 2012 Tasmania Law Reform Institute

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Abstract

This project arose out of a Tasmanian case in which a twelve-year-old girl was prostituted by her mother and her motherís male friend. The fact that only one of the girlís clients was prosecuted gave rise to controversy and criticism of both the Director of Public Prosecutionís decision not to prosecute and the law relating to the crime of sexual intercourse with a young person. The Attorney- General responded to criticisms of the law by referring to the Institute (by letter dated 30 September 2010) a review of the defence of mistake as to age for the crime of sexual intercourse with a young person, together with any other legal issues raised by the case. The Issues Paper (IP 17) was published in May 2012 with a call for submissions by 29 June. Twenty responses were received to the IP. The questions raised by the IP were explained in presentations to a Legal Studies Professional Development Forum on 28 May and at a Law Society Criminal Law Conference on 22 June. In addition a consultation meeting was held with Sexual Assault Services, Hobart on 26 September.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Criminal Law and Procedure
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Criminal Justice
Author:Warner, K (Professor Kate Warner)
Author:Cockburn, H (Dr Helen Cockburn)
Author:Shirley, P (Ms Pip Shirley)
Author:Rudolf, J (Ms Jenny Rudolf)
ID Code:80668
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2012-11-07
Last Modified:2017-12-18
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