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Criminal Charge Book updated with new jury directions on statutory duress

Statutory Duress

The Charge Book now contains bench notes and a charge on the defence of statutory duress for offences committed on or after 1 November 2014 (see 8.11.2).

This new material was informed by the recent decision of DPP v Parker [2016] VSCA 101.

Also in this update

We have updated the distress charge, to simplify the language and focus on the particular arguments raised (see 4.9.2).

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