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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sankoff on Intention, Purpose and Desire

Sankoff peterPeter Sankoff (University of Alberta - Faculty of Law) has posted Khawaja: Mixed Messages on the Meaning of Intention, Purpose and Desire ((2013) Criminal Reports, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

In a recent decision reviewing Canada’s terrorism legislation, the Supreme Court made a number of controversial statements on the fault element of certain terrorism offences. In this commentary, I review these statements and consider their impact on the future of mens rea in Canadian criminal law in general, and the crime of participating in a terrorist offence in particular.

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