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Revenge Porn - Offence"Revenge porn" is the criminal act of posting online intimate sexual pictures/video of a person without their consent, which carries a potential prison sentence of up to 2 years, so already there is every reason to think twice before exacting this type of revenge on a former lover.

In criminal law, we talk a lot about character, but mainly in the context of 'bad character', or previous convictions that the prosecution will try to put before a jury to persuade them of the defendant's guilt. After all, if he's done it before, he is more likely to have committed this crime too, is the general thrust of the argument.truth

bitcoinBitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are never far from the news, mainly when the value is rising considerably. This week the price of a single bitcoin rose to a little over £10,000.

It is an odd 'currency', as it is not backed by any government, and certainly not by an underlying gold stock.

It is, in fact, nothing more than a virtual object that has a value dictated solely by supply and demand - indeed that is one of the few characteristics that it shares with conventional currency.

So, why the attraction, why would a person wish to convert £10,000 into one bitcoin, or a lesser amount for a share of one?

We are all aware that we live in a surveillance society. CCTV cameras can record our movements around large towns and cities, and many homes now have them installed for protection.password

Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras take a snapshot of car number plates and can not only monitor average speed for road traffic enforcement purposes, but also track the movement of a vehicle over hundreds of miles in most instances; and finally, most people are aware that the location where a mobile telephone call was made can be pinpointed to within a few hundred metres.

smackLaws that criminalise unlawful violence date back to 1861 and are used every day in criminal courts to support prosecutions.

Despite what might appear to be an obvious legal position, the question is often asked as to whether, despite those laws, it is permissible to 'smack' a child.

The simple answer is that it is lawful to chastise a child by smacking, although the extent of that provision needs explaining in more detail below.

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