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Title: Should failing to report be a criminal offence? : a comparative analysis of mandatory reporting in English and French criminal law
Author: Stretch, Rachael Elizabeth
ISNI:       0000 0001 3488 3188
Awarding Body: Nottingham Trent University
Current Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Date of Award: 2001
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Under English criminal law, an individual will rarely be punished for failing to report an offence. In contrast, in France, an individual commits an offence by failing to report a crime, an offence against the State or a violent offence against a vulnerable individual. This thesis compares the approaches in order to determine whether duties to report are justified or effective. There have been few examinations of mandatory reporting in the criminal law. Furthermore, the comparative examination of the subject is also original. The thesis examines whether a duty to report would encourage reporting. Levels of reporting in both countries are examined as are the reasons why an individual would report or decline to report. The thesis also considers reporting as a means of helping a victim of a crime. In this respect, it compares duties to report to duties to rescue. The thesis also examines criminal liability to determine whether it should be extended beyond the principal offender and the accessories to include a non-reporter.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Law