A Treatise on Criminal Law as Applicable to the Dominion of Canada

Front Cover
R. Carswell, 1872 - Criminal law - 717 pages
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 115 - ... employed in the service of any foreign prince, state, or potentate, or of any foreign colony, province, or part of any province or people...
Page 401 - A conspiracy consists not merely in the intention of two or more, but in the agreement of two or more to do an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means.
Page 243 - When a person of sound memory and discretion unlawfully killeth any reasonable creature in being, and under the king's peace, with malice aforethought, either express or implied.
Page 292 - That the Distinction between Grand Larceny and Petty Larceny shall be abolished, and every Larceny, whatever be the Value of the Property stolen, shall be deemed to be of the same Nature, and shall be subject to the same Incidents in all respects as Grand Larceny was before the Commencement of this Act...
Page 294 - The result of these authorities is that the rule of law on this subject seems to be that if a man finds goods that have been actually lost, or are reasonably supposed by him to have been lost, and appropriates them, with intent to take the entire dominion over them, really believing, when he takes them, that the owner can not be found, it is not larceny.
Page 464 - ... such statement, proof may be given that he did in fact make it; but before such proof can be given, the circumstances of the supposed statement, sufficient to designate the particular occasion, must be mentioned to the witness, and he must be asked whether or not he has made such statement.
Page 174 - A communication made bona fide upon any subject-matter in which the party communicating has an interest, or In reference to which he had a duty to perform, is privileged, if made to a person having a corresponding interest or duty, although it contain criminatory matter which, without this privilege, would be slanderous and actionable.
Page 331 - ... to be of money, without specifying any particular coin or valuable security; and such allegation, so far as regards the description of the property, shall be sustained, if the offender shall be proved to have embezzled any amount, although the particular species of coin or valuable security of which such amount was composed shall not be proved...
Page 212 - ... must be an animus dedicandi, of which the user by the public is evidence, and no more; and a single act of interruption by the owner is of much more weight, upon a question of intention, than many acts of enjoyment.
Page 260 - There Is a marked distinction between an act done for the purpose of protecting the property by preventing a felony or of recovering It back and an act done for the purpose of punishing the offender for that which has already been done.

Bibliographic information