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02 May 2018

Volume 26 | Issue 5

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

The issue of consent

One memory of my former career as a police officer sticks with me: stood in a soft play with a college who gently touched the member of staff and explained, ‘if I touch you without your consent, then I commit a crime It's called battery’ The definition of battery under English law contains the words, ‘undesired touching of another’ As a PC, my training was based around the boundaries of consent; that everything we did and said was subject to the law and to the public

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