The Presumption of Doli Incapax - What it means for a child to know their actions are seriously morally wrong

Sharon E Lacy S.C. , Hetty de Crespigny
Date uploaded:
07 Mar 2024

This is a recording of session 2 of the Foley’s February Criminal Law CPD Series of 2024. In this episode, Sharon Lacy S.C. and Hetty de Crespigny touch on the law, the science and the philosophy behind doli incapax, then discusses the preparation and forensic decision making in doli incapax cases.

Sharon Lacy S.C. practises principally in criminal law as a criminal trial advocate.  She holds an Indictable Crime Certificate from the Victorian Bar; and is on the VLA Preferred Trial Counsel List. She also appears in coronial inquests and other public inquiries.

Hetty de Crespigny accepts briefs in all areas of criminal, quasi-criminal, public and administrative law. She has a broad range of experience in serious criminal matters including contested hearings, County Court and Supreme Court (NT) pleas, committal proceedings and sentence appeals.

Episode Length: ~60 Minutes 
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