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dc.contributor.authorBansal, D-
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-08T12:06:57Z-
dc.date.available2019-02-08T12:06:57Z-
dc.date.issued2018-12-09-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Criminal Law, 2018, 82 (6), pp. 496-506 (11)en
dc.identifier.issn0022-0183-
dc.identifier.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0022018318816152en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2381/43279-
dc.description.abstractThis article critically evaluates the law on bodily modifications and consent in English criminal law. The law on consent to (serious) bodily harm has been looked at on numerous occasions by both academics and the judiciary. The current position is that conduct must fall within one of four broad categories for consent to bodily harm to be effective – surgery, regulated sports, chastisement of children, and tattooing and ear-piercing. This article argues that extreme bodily modifications, which involves the infliction of grievous bodily harm, are not permitted when utilising the current category-based rationale favoured by the judiciary. This article posits that extreme bodily modifications are of such social disutility that their criminalisation must be correct. It is submitted that interference with personal autonomy is justified considering the significant inherent risks with such extreme procedures.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018, The Author. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (http://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved)en
dc.subjectCriminal lawen
dc.subjectBodily modificationsen
dc.subjectBodily harmen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectTheoryen
dc.titleBodily modifications and the criminal lawen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022018318816152-
dc.identifier.eissn1740-5580-
dc.description.statusPeer-revieweden
dc.description.versionPost-printen
dc.type.subtypeArticle-
pubs.organisational-group/Organisationen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIESen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Leicester Law Schoolen
dc.dateaccepted2018-08-30-
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