This final chapter criticises the crime’s definition, its use by the prosecution in place of other, more apposite offences, and the diverse range of wrong-doing which has been subsumed in this one crime. Despite the fact that the appeal court has redefined its actus reus in recent years, it is suggested that the uncertainty that surrounds its definition, particularly in relation to its mens rea, as well as its broad application, is such that breach of the peace should be reformed and restated by statute.
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