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Criminal liability for perpetrators of harmful digital communication whose victims commit suicide

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dc.contributor.author Rea, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-19T22:56:16Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T23:17:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-19T22:56:16Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T23:17:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20898
dc.description.abstract Set against the prevalence of suicide and harmful digital communication in New Zealand this paper argues that criminal liability is appropriate for perpetrators of harmful digital communication whose victims commit suicide. The circumstances that lead to person ending their life can be a complex range of factors relating to health, family and social pressures. This paper, in recognising that the end result of someone taking their life is by no mean ever caused by one act, asserts that in some contexts the contributory actions of a person are great enough to attract criminal liability. Concluding that liability is possible through the Harmful Digital Communication Act s22 offence provision, s179 of the Crimes Act as aiding and abetting suicide, or s160 of the Crimes Act unlawful act manslaughter. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Suicide en_NZ
dc.subject Harmful digital communication en_NZ
dc.subject Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 en_NZ
dc.subject Crimes Act 1961 en_NZ
dc.subject Cyber bullying en_NZ
dc.subject Aiding and abetting en_NZ
dc.subject Manslaughter en_NZ
dc.title Criminal liability for perpetrators of harmful digital communication whose victims commit suicide en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180102 Access to Justice en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180114 Human Rights Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180119 Law and Society en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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