Retaining and expanding breach of peace

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Murphy, Brendon. (2017). Retaining and expanding breach of peace. Criminal Law Journal. 41(4), pp. 222 - 241.
AuthorsMurphy, Brendon
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In New South Wales, a breach of peace remains a residual source of power, justifying a range of interventions, including trespass and arrest. Those powers are aimed at the containment of violence and the preservation of public order. The power is controversial, however, because of the scope of power enlivened by a breach of peace and because of the retrospective declaration needed to confirm its legality. In recent years, there has been a shift towards statute as the basis for authorising intervention and calls for its abolition. This article argues for the retention of breach of peace as an essential source of power, based on its inherent adaptability and policy objectives.

Year2017
JournalCriminal Law Journal
Journal citation41 (4), pp. 222 - 241
PublisherLawbook Co.
ISSN0314-1160
Page range222 - 241
Research GroupThomas More Law School
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Place of publicationAustralia
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