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You can use this page to make a submission to the VLRC’s Recklessness inquiry. You can either attach your responses in a document, or answer the questions in the form below. You do not have to answer all questions. Please refer to the Recklessness Issues Paper before responding. Please make your submission by 3 March 2023.

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If so, please explain what these problems are and provide case studies or examples.

In answering this question, you might wish to consider:

  • if the test of foresight of probable harm is unjustifiably high for offences against the person
  • if there are behaviours that are not currently criminalised but should be under Part I, Division 1(4) of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic).

If so, what definition should be adopted? For example, foresight of

  • probable harm (with or without an objective element)
  • possible harm (with or without an objective element)
  • a substantial risk that the accused is not justified in taking
  • some other definition.

  • a legislative definition of recklessness for offences against the person in Part I, Division 1(4) of the Crimes Act?
  • the particular definition you support?

  • in the Crimes Act?
  • in other Victorian statutes?

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