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Criminal Code Act

Criminal Code Act

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NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIACRIMINAL CODE ACTAs in force at 2 April 2008TABLE OF PROVISIONS1
 
Short title.........................................................................................1
 
2
 
Commencement..............................................................................1
 
3
 
Repeal.............................................................................................1
 
4
 
Interpretation...................................................................................1
 
5
 
Establishment of Code....................................................................1
 
6
 
Liability to trial.................................................................................2
 
7
 
Civil remedies..................................................................................2
 
8
 
Contempt of Court...........................................................................2
 
Schedule I
 
Criminal Code of the Northern Territory ofAustralia
 
Part I
 
Introductory matters
 
Division 1
 
Definitions: Commission of offence: division ofoffences: attempts
 
1
 
Definitions.......................................................................................3
 
1A
 
Harm.............................................................................................10
 
1B
 
Person against whom offence may be committed........................10
 
1C
 
Birth...............................................................................................10
 
2
 
Commission of offence.................................................................11
 
3
 
Division of offences.......................................................................11
 
4
 
Attempts to commit offences.........................................................11
 
Division 2
 
Presumptions
 
5
 
Innocence.....................................................................................12
 
7
 
Intoxication....................................................................................12
 
8
 
Offences committed in prosecution of common purpose..............12
 
9
 
Mode of execution different from that counselled.........................12
 
10
 
Death or serious harm caused in the course of violence of 2 ormore persons................................................................................13
 
11
 
Power to impose domestic discipline............................................13
 
Division 3
 
Parties to Offences
 
12
 
Abettors and accessories before the fact......................................13
 
13
 
Accessories after the fact..............................................................14
 
 
 
Criminal Code Act 
ii
Division 4
 
Application of criminal law
 
14
 
Effect of changes in law................................................................14
 
15
 
Application of criminal laws...........................................................14
 
16
 
Offences counselled or procured in the Territory to becommitted out of the Territory.......................................................14
 
Division 5
 
Effect of previous finding of guilt or acquittal
 
17
 
Definitions.....................................................................................15
 
18
 
Defence of previous finding of guilt or acquittal............................15
 
19
 
Limitation of defence in relation to certain crimes.........................15
 
20
 
Finding of guilt or acquittal of regulatory offence no defence........15
 
21
 
Stay of vexatious, &c., proceedings..............................................16
 
Part II
 
Criminal responsibility
 
Division 1
 
General matters
 
22
 
Exclusion of regulatory offences...................................................16
 
23
 
Effect of authorization, justification or excuse...............................16
 
24
 
Authorization, justification or excuse of event...............................16
 
25
 
Lawful act, &c., to be authorized or justified and authorized or justified act to be lawful.................................................................16
 
Division 2
 
Authorization
 
26
 
Execution of law, &c......................................................................16
 
Division 3
 
Justification
 
27
 
Circumstances in which force not being such force as is likelyto cause death or serious harm is justified....................................17
 
28
 
Circumstances in which force causing death or serious harmis justified......................................................................................18
 
29
 
Defensive conduct justified...........................................................19
 
Division 4
 
Excuse
 
30
 
Ignorance of law: Bona fide claim of right, &c...............................20
 
31
 
Unwilled act etc. and accident.......................................................21
 
32
 
Mistake of fact...............................................................................21
 
33
 
Sudden and extraordinary emergency..........................................21
 
38
 
Immature age................................................................................22
 
39
 
Judicial officers.............................................................................22
 
40
 
Duress...........................................................................................22
 
42
 
Liability of husband or wife for offences committed by eitherwith respect to the other's property...............................................22
 
43
 
Damage to property......................................................................23
 
 
 
Criminal Code Act 
iii
Part IIAA
 
Criminal responsibility for Schedule 1offences and declared offences
 
Division 1
 
Preliminary matters
 
43AA
 
Application of Part.........................................................................23
 
Division 2
 
Elements of offence
 
Subdivision 1
 
General matters
 
43AB
 
Elements.......................................................................................24
 
43AC
 
Establishing guilt of offences........................................................24
 
Subdivision 2
 
Physical elements
 
43AD
 
Conduct and engaging in conduct.................................................25
 
43AE
 
Physical elements.........................................................................25
 
43AF
 
Voluntariness................................................................................25
 
43AG
 
Omissions.....................................................................................25
 
Subdivision 3
 
Fault elements
 
43AH
 
Fault elements..............................................................................26
 
43AI
 
Intention........................................................................................26
 
43AJ
 
Knowledge....................................................................................27
 
43AK
 
Recklessness................................................................................27
 
43AL
 
Negligence....................................................................................27
 
43AM
 
Offences that do not provide fault elements.................................27
 
Subdivision 4
 
Cases where fault elements are not required
 
43AN
 
Strict liability..................................................................................28
 
43AO
 
Absolute liability............................................................................28
 
Division 3
 
Circumstances in which there is no criminalresponsibility
 
Subdivision 1
 
Lack of capacity of children
 
43AP
 
Children under 10.........................................................................29
 
43AQ
 
Children over 10 but under 14.......................................................29
 
Subdivision 2
 
Intoxication
 
43AR
 
Self-induced intoxication...............................................................29
 
43AS
 
Intoxication – offences involving basic intent................................30
 
43AT
 
Intoxication – negligence as fault element....................................30
 
43AU
 
Intoxication – relevance to defences.............................................30
 

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