Sherras v De Rutzen

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtDivisional Court
Date1895
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  • Regulatory Offences and Reverse Burdens: The ‘Licensing Approach’
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 71-3, May 2007
    • 1 May 2007
    ...has the effect ofdistorting the law. For example, the Divisional Court’s analysis of the offence inSheldrake considered above. 44 [1895] 1 QB 918 at 922.45 A distinction repeated in later cases when strict liability and the presumption mens rea was considered, notably Sweet v Parsley [1970]......
  • Strict Criminal Liability: A Violation of the Convention?
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 70-6, December 2006
    • 1 December 2006
    ...vStorkwain Ltd [1986] 2 All ER 635, HL.17 R v Howells [1977] 3 All ER 417.18 Cundy v Le Cocq (1884) 13 QBD 207.19 Sherras vDe Rutzen [1895] 1 QB 918.20 R v Blake [1997] 1 All ER 963, CA.21 International Transport Roth GmbH and Others v Secretary of State for the HomeDepartment [2003] QB 728......
  • Court of Appeal
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 68-3, June 2004
    • 1 June 2004
    ...against those whohave acted in a blameworthy fashion. The courts have periodicallyendorsed such a proposition: see Sherras v De Rutzen [1895] 1 QB 918;Sweet v Parsley [1970] AC 132; and, recently, B (A Minor) v DPP [2000]2 Cr App R 265, (2000) 64 JCL 388 and K[2001] UKHL 41, (2001) 65JCL 12......
  • Doing Justice to the Environment
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 77-3, June 2013
    • 1 June 2013
    ...and do not act as a deterrent.3* Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Salford; e-mail: j.d.adshead@salford.ac.uk.1Sherras vDe Rutzen [1895] 1 QB 918 at 922; A. P. Simester, G. R. Sullivan,J. R. Spencer and G. Virgo, Simester and Sullivan’s Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine,4th edn (Hart: O......
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