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School Application Forms and the Criminal Law

Monaghan, Chris ORCID: (2015) School Application Forms and the Criminal Law. Criminal Law Review, 4. pp. 270-277. ISSN 0011-135X

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Discusses whether parents who give false information on school application forms to secure their child a place in an educational institution outside their catchment area commit a criminal offence. Examines when such conduct incurs criminal liability, the potential statutory bases for conviction, the political dimension to the issue and whether the rationale used in two cases to distinguish criminal from non-criminal conduct is incoherent. Considers the possible alternatives to prosecution.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: applications, criminal liability, false instruments, false statements, fraud by false representation, parents, school admissions, schools
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
K Law > K Law (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Chris Monaghan
Date Deposited: 22 May 2019 14:13
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2024 04:00

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