Jurisdiction and the Ambit of the Criminal Law
Oxford University Press, 2003 - 359 páginas
In the modern world it is increasingly difficult for criminal law to be applied on a narrow territoral basis. This is especially apparent in the context of international fraud, drug smuggling, internet crime, and international terrorism. Against that background, this important new work examines some fundamental, but hitherto neglected, issues of domestic criminal law. Where, and to whom, does that law apply? When, in particular, can national law properly concern itself with conduct that takes place wholly or partly abroad? Should it primarly be concerned with delinquent conduct, or with the consequences of that conduct, which may take effect in a different part of the world. On what basis can a person who is not a UK National be regarded as offending against the law if he is not within the territories governed by the law? What is the position under international law? And how are the precise boundaries (especially adjacent maritime boundaries) of England and Wales defined?
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