Criminal law and assaults in sport: an Australian and Canadian perspective
Davies, Chris (2006) Criminal law and assaults in sport: an Australian and Canadian perspective. Criminal Law Journal, 30 . pp. 151-158.
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Sports involving physical contact include situations which, without the implied consent of the players, would amount to an assault. There is, however, a limit to this implied consent, and on-field behaviour that exceeds the rules of a particular sport can leave a participant open to possible criminal charges. In Australia, however, judicial opinion has varied as to whether even a conviction should be recorded, while in others cases prison sentences have been imposed. It is suggested that the decision in the recent Canadian case of R v Bertuzzi  BCPC 472, which involved a National Hockey League player, has provided adequate and appropriate punishment, and may therefore provide guidelines for future Australian cases involving assaults in a sporting contest.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||criminal law, assaults; sports law|
|FoR Codes:||18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies @ 100%|
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