The need to kill off zombie law: indecent assault, where it went wrong and how to put it right
journal contributionposted on 2018-03-14, 09:41 authored by Catarina M. Sjolin
The law on indecent assault is currently misunderstood, leading to substantial injustice for some who have been abused as children. The first half of the article explores the nature and causes of these misunderstandings, discussing particularly the true nature of touching for indecent and common assaults. In the second half the article argues that despite a correction of the law being necessarily retroactive in effect it is not just permissible but necessary to make that correction.