Monday, November 26, 2012

Culpable stimulating

Information can include mis-information: Mansfield v The Queen [2012] HCA 49 (14 November 2012) where insider trading included trading in false information. You can see how similar the policy here is to that which supports criminalising an offer to supply a controlled drug if in fact there was no drug but only an intention to deceive the would-be recipient. The harm is stimulating in another person an interest in unlawfully gaining an advantage.