The law of spitting

Patricia Blazey-Ayoub

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The case of DPPv JWH provides Australian authority that spitting can constitute an assault. Prior to this case reliance had to be placed on old English authorities and though it was generally conceded that spitting could constitute assault–in terms of it constituting a battery–a decision in this area was lacking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151 -156
Number of pages6
JournalCriminal Law Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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