Stories of Injustice: The Criminalisation of Women Convicted under Joint Enterprise Laws

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"Joint enterprise (JE) is a set of legal principles grounded in common law and originating from Victorian times. They have re-emerged in the last two decades allowing for the collective punishments of many hundreds of people (McClenaghan et al, 2014). Through principles of common purpose, foresight and intent multiple individuals can be convicted for one offence, without taking account of the differing roles played; that some may not have participated or been present when the incident occurred; and were not aware that the offence was likely to happen....

This report uncovers new data related to the useof JE against women and significantly, presents qualitative accounts of the experience, harms and impact of such JE laws on women."

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