Terms 'necessity' and 'duress of circumstances'
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... terms 'necessity' and 'duress of circumstances' are merely alternative ways of describing the same defence. Introduction. Necessity and duress of circumstances, as used in criminal law defence, are merely alternative ways of describing the same type of defence. Generally, in every civilized society, actions that are punishable by law are deemed as crime, and are considered to be harmful to the community. These offences are predefined in the statutory laws, and violation of such statutory laws attracts penalty, which is, delineated in the statutes." Brandt, The Principles of the Criminal Law, p.282
Based on the first impression, a criminal justice system provides for constituents of crime and criminal...