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Article: Misuse of Drugs and Aberrations In the Criminal Law

TitleMisuse of Drugs and Aberrations In the Criminal Law
Authors
KeywordsCriminal law
Mens rea
Drugs offenses
Misuse of drugs
Drug possession
Issue Date2001
PublisherSingapore Academy of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sal.org.sg/SALPublications-Journal.htm
Citation
Singapore Academy of Law Journal, 2001, v. 13, p. 54-88 How to Cite?
AbstractCourts and lawyers are no strangers to difficult questions of substantive criminal law. Where the stakes are high, as they are under the Misuse of Drugs Act, the resolution of issues which determine the precise ambit of criminal liability is even more agonizing. The need to support the Legislature in the 'war on drugs' has a great potential to clash with traditional criminal justice values of due process and fairness. This article reviews three borderline situations. Two concern the mens rea of possession and trafficking, where the court has made numerous pronouncements. The remaining has to do with the meaning of complicity in a drug offense, a question which the court has yet to face squarely.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198500
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dc.contributor.authorHor, MYMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T07:14:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-07T07:14:11Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.citationSingapore Academy of Law Journal, 2001, v. 13, p. 54-88en_US
dc.identifier.issn0218-2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198500-
dc.description.abstractCourts and lawyers are no strangers to difficult questions of substantive criminal law. Where the stakes are high, as they are under the Misuse of Drugs Act, the resolution of issues which determine the precise ambit of criminal liability is even more agonizing. The need to support the Legislature in the 'war on drugs' has a great potential to clash with traditional criminal justice values of due process and fairness. This article reviews three borderline situations. Two concern the mens rea of possession and trafficking, where the court has made numerous pronouncements. The remaining has to do with the meaning of complicity in a drug offense, a question which the court has yet to face squarely.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSingapore Academy of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sal.org.sg/SALPublications-Journal.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSingapore Academy of Law Journalen_US
dc.subjectCriminal lawen_US
dc.subjectMens reaen_US
dc.subjectDrugs offensesen_US
dc.subjectMisuse of drugsen_US
dc.subjectDrug possessionen_US
dc.titleMisuse of Drugs and Aberrations In the Criminal Lawen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHor, MYM: mhor@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.volume13en_US
dc.identifier.spage54en_US
dc.identifier.epage88en_US
dc.publisher.placeSingaporeen_US
dc.identifier.ssrn647181-

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