Knuller v DPP 
- Knuller published magazines containing advertisements which encouraged the meeting of males for homosexual practices
- Could Knuller be convicted of the offence of ‘conspiracy to corrupt public morals’?
- Yes, conviction upheld
- The offence of ‘conspiracy to corrupt public morals’ was created by the House of Lords in 1962, and that decision was correct, so must be followed
- For future reference, there is no doctrine which allows courts to either create or widen criminal offences
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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