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Philosophy 2080
James Hildebrand

CRIMINAL LAW ESSAY ON MAIN IDEAS THE KIM CAMPBELL BILL y It is not a defence to a charge of sexual assault believed that the complainant consented to the activity that forms the subject matter of the charge y The accused belief arose from the accused self induced intoxication or recklessness y So honest belief is a viable defence y The wilfully blind person defies the reasonagainst being ignorant y The accused rapist who has indifferently formed a false opinion about having got consent is usually wilfully blind as to the evidence regarding the real meaning of the victims Nowilful blindness is not enough to establish intention y A state of willed ignorance is compatible with an honest false belief indifferently held it is not compatible with an honest though false belief arrived at after sincere investigation y To have a defence of honest belief must have taken reasonable steps to ascertain the state of the others consent and concluded that consent exists y Law to recognize specifically that a sex trade worker can be the victim
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