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Participation in criminal organisation

The Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) has a number of laws against participation in criminal organisations [Part 3B - ss 83D - 83GG].

This includes:

  • Participation in criminal organisation [s 83E]

    Maximum penalty: 15 years imprisonment

  • Participation in criminal organisation by assaulting someone [s 83E(2)] or by damaging property [s 83E(3)]

    Maximum penalty: 20 years imprisonment

  • Participation in criminal organisation by assaulting a public officer [s 83E(4)]

    Maximum penalty: 25 years imprisonment

In these sections criminal organisation means --

(a) a criminal group; or

(b) a declared organisation

criminal group means - a group consisting of 2 or more persons is a criminal group if --

(a) an aim or activity of the group includes engaging in conduct, or facilitating engagement in conduct, constituting a serious offence of violence (or conduct that would, if engaged in within this State, constitute such an offence); or

(b) an aim or activity of the group includes engaging in conduct, or facilitating engagement in conduct, constituting a serious offence (or conduct that would, if engaged in within this State, constitute such an offence) that is intended to benefit the group, persons who participate in the group or their associates.

Participation in criminal organisation  :  Last Revised: Fri Jul 1st 2016
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