Law Commission Reports
Conspiracy and Attempts
Consultation Paper 318
- The Law Commission
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The law must be updated to deal with new challenges posed, for example, by internet paedophiles and organised gangs planning criminal activities who may be operating on a world-wide basis.
In 'Conspiracy and Attempts (Consultation Paper 318)', The Law Commission recommends a series of changes to improve and clarify the law governing conspiracy and attempts to commit crimes to make it simpler and fairer both for the prosecution and the accused.
This report contains a draft Conspiracy and Attempts Bill that would:
make it possible to bring a charge of conspiracy when conspirators deliberately take a risk that they will engage in criminal activity;
abolish the outdated rule that prevents married couples from being charged with conspiring to commit a crime;
make it possible to bring a charge of conspiracy when conspirators deliberately take a risk that they will engage in criminal activity; and
introduce a new defence of reasonableness to a charge of conspiracy.
The report follows on from the 2007 consultation paper, 'Conspiracy and Attempts: A Consultation Paper (Consultation Paper 183).'
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