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.
|Pages (from-to)||151 -156|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Criminal Law Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|