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    Joint enterprise: righting a wrong turn?

    Jacobson, Jessica and Kirby, Amy and Hunter, Gillian (2016) Joint enterprise: righting a wrong turn? Project Report. Prison Reform Trust, London, UK.

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    This report presents the findings of an exploratory study of joint enterprise, undertaken by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, in partnership with the Prison Reform Trust, and within funding from the Nuffield Foundation. Joint enterprise is a doctrine of the criminal law which permits multiple defendants to be convicted of the same criminal offence even where they had different types or levels of involvement. It has been the source of great controversy in recent years. The study looks at the application of the doctrine of joint enterprise in the prosecution of serious cases, and considers the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling on joint enterprise, which determined that the law had taken ‘a wrong turn’ and required ‘correction’. The report argues that there is an urgent need for greater clarity and transparency in the way in which cases involving multiple defendants are prosecuted and sentenced in the future.


    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: ISBN: 9781908504869
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Crime & Justice Policy Research, Institute for
    Depositing User: Jessica Jacobson
    Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 08:09
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:25


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