Practice and Procedure

R V H (2001)

PUBLISHED April 25, 2001

[2001] EWCA Crim 1024

For the purpose of the defence of reasonable chastisement, the jury should be directed to consider the nature and context of the defendant's behaviour, its duration, its physical and mental effects on the child, the age and personal characteristics of the child, and the defendant's reasons for the punishment.

CA (Crim Div) (Rose LJ, Leveson J, Mitting J)