The Federation Press

The Law of Criminal Conspiracy


This second edition covers the changes to the law of criminal conspiracy in the Commonwealth, Victoria, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory up to 1990. These changes were not in practice significant - the crime survives in its fundamentals in all jurisdictions. They have been dealt with in this second edition along with the many decisions on the topic which have been reported since 1981.

Table of Contents

The Elements of Conspiracy
Multiple-object Conspiracies and Issues Arising from Them
Issues Affecting Parties
The Heads of Conspiracy at Common Law
Limiting the Heads of Conspiracy at Common Law
Statutory Crimes of Conspiracy
Conspiracy for a Crime
Conspiracy to Defraud
Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice
Miscellaneous Statutory Conspiracies and Actual or Suggested Common Law Conspiracies
Miscellaneous Topics
Proving a Conspiracy
The Indictment of Criminal Conspiracy
Miscellaneous Procedural Issues
Reform of Conspiracy

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

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