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The feasibility of punishing negligent assault

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dc.contributor.advisor Snyman, C. R. Du Plessis, Anton, LLM. en 2015-01-23T04:24:38Z 2015-01-23T04:24:38Z 2000-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Du Plessis, Anton, LLM. (2000) The feasibility of punishing negligent assault, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Law
dc.description.abstract In this essay I consider whether or not there is a need for the creation of the crime of negligent assault. I start off by giving a brief exposition of the current position in South Africa with regard to assault. From this exposition it becomes clear that negligent assault is not recognised in South African law. I give a brief summary of the concepts of intention and negligence. After this I briefly discuss what criteria should be considered before invoking the criminal sanction. In the next section of the essay I consider the need for, and the benefits of, creating the crime of negligent assault. Lastly, I critically analyse whether the legislature should intervene or not. My conclusion is that the social benefits of criminalising the conduct do in fact outweigh the negative implications of not criminalising it, and that the legislature would not err if it were to create the crime of negligent assault.
dc.format.extent Criminal -- South Africa.";"Criminal intent -- South Africa." en
dc.subject.ddc 345.2555068 en
dc.subject.lcsh Assault and battery -- South Africa. en
dc.subject.lcsh Negligence en
dc.title The feasibility of punishing negligent assault en LL.M. en

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