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In English Law, non-fatal offences against the person are non-sexual offences of violence falling short of homicide (any unlawful killing). It is an area of the law that is in serious need for reform, as the principal statute defining the offences isMoreIn English Law, non-fatal offences against the person are non-sexual offences of violence falling short of homicide (any unlawful killing). It is an area of the law that is in serious need for reform, as the principal statute defining the offences is the Offences Against the Person Act (1861).The most common of these offences are, in ascending order of seriousness, assault, battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, maliciously wounding/inflicting grievous bodily harm under s. 20 and wounding/causing grievous bodily harm with intent under s. 18.This 2,350 word study provides the reader with an essential understanding of the basic elements of the non-fatal offences against the person under English Law- both as a study in its own right, and as a stepping-stone to further research.For each offence, the nature of the transgression is explained. The actus reus and the mens rea of each offence are examined. Finally, the appropriate statutes, maximum sentences and exemplar cases are provided.English Law Series by Andrew Alexander:English Law – An Introduction to Courts and Judges.English Law – Criminal Sentences.English Law – Family Law.English Law – Freedoms.English Law – General Defences in Criminal Law.English Law – Introduction to Criminal Law.English Law – Magistrates.English Law – Murder and Manslaughter.English Law – Non-Fatal Offences against the Person.English Law – Offences against Property.English Law – The Concepts of Fault, Justice and Morals.English Law – The Jury System.English Law – The Law of Tort.English Law – The Legal Profession.English Law – The Tort of Negligence.True Crimes Series by Andrew Alexander:Ruth Ellis – The Last Woman to be Hanged.Myra Hindley and Ian Brady - The Moors Murderers.Peter Sutcliffe - The Yorkshire Ripper.John Christie – The 10 Rillington Place Murders.Donald Neilson – The Black Panther.Dennis Nilsen – The Muswell Hill Murderer.Kenneth Erskine – The Stockwell Strangler.Fred and Rose West – The House of Horrors.Ted Bundy – The College Girl Killer.Jeffrey Dahmer – The Milwaukee Cannibal.David Berkowitz – The Son of Sam.