Joint Enterprise and the law

Joint enterprise is a common law doctrine where an individual can be jointly convicted of the crime of another, if the court decides they foresaw that the other party was likely to commit that crime

Joint Enterprise? I’m confused

Joint enterprise is a real concern for us all! it’s that grey area of crime that a lot of people simply do not understand. Most of us find it hard to understand simple day to day laws, such as stop and search.

It is vital that every young person understands the law around Joint Enterprise as the consequences can have massive impacts on their lives.

There are many young people in the prison system right now that are still not aware of the law around their sentencing. For some of these young people, it was as simple as knowing that an incident was taking place or having a text message on a phone that has lead them to fall under the statute of Joint Enterprise.

Part of our mission is to make every parent and child aware of the law of Joint Enterprise. This information is as important as any other awareness that they need to live a safe and secure life. This can only be done by educating young people by inviting talks and interactive lessons that specifically address this grey area.

The challenge we are having now for a lot of young people and families is the simplicity of falling into this category.

We will be adding more links for parents, and young people to find the right resources.

 

Youth Unity - Joint Enterprise

What is Joint Enterprise?

The law is clear and unforgiving – if your presence, knowledge or actions leadto a serious crime such as murder you too could be charged with murder.• This is referred to in law as ‘joint enterprise’.• This means that it’s not just the person who uses the knife or gun that could be charged with murder.It could be anyone who was with them, or knew or did something which led to it happening.• If you weren’t charged with murder, you could be charged with other offences, such as aiding and abetting.

Can I be charged with joint enterprise?

No, joint enterprise is not a law itself, but means that all those involved in a serious crime such as murder can be charged with the main offence regardless of their role.

 

What would happen if I was charged with murder?

You could serve a life sentence if found guilty of murder.If you carry a knife you could go to prison for up to four years.If you carry a gun you could go to prison for up to five years.

 

How do I avoid the risk of being charged under joint enterprise?

Think about who you are with and what they are planning to do.The advice is simple: Don’t carry weapons, know who your friendsare and make positive decisions. Remember:• Company – think about who you are with• Choices – it is up to you to make the right choice• Consequences – if you stay involved with something that leads to a serious crime, you could be arrested and charged

 
If you are worried about knife and gun crime you can get more information and advice.• You can also get more advice on Safe.
 
Help stop knife and gun crime. If you have information about crime and but feel unable to speak to the police you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is a charity independent of the police.
 
Source: met.police.uk/droptheweapons
What is the law on joint enterprise?
 
Joint enterprise is a doctrine of criminal law which permits two or more defendants to be convicted of the same criminal offence in relation to the same incident, even where they had different types or levels of involvement in the incident.
How long can you get for joint enterprise?
 
You could serve a life sentence if found guilty of murder. If you carry a knife you could go to prison for up to four years. If you carry a gun you could go to prison for up to five years.
When was the joint enterprise law introduced?
 
After years of growing controversy, a landmark supreme court decision in February 2016 appeared to set a stringent new standard for joint enterprise convictions. In “R v Jogee”, the court ruled that mere foresight that a crime such as murder might occur was not sufficient grounds for convicting a secondary offender.
What is JENGbA?
 
JENGbA – JOINT ENTERPRISE: NOT GUILTY by ASSOCIATION

It was a role taken on mainly by women (mothers, sisters, aunties and cousins but also heartbroken dads and uncles) who will not rest while their loved ones are serving mandatory life sentences for crimes committed by others.
What is enterprise crime?
 
Enterprise crime is a type of crime in which illegal activities are organized into a business entity, combining a legitimate business with the illegal activity.
What does it mean to be guilty by association?
 
Guilt by association means that you personally didn’t really do something wrong but that people who you are associated with did. You are judged by the company you keep, so you can be viewed as guilty because of your association with wrongdoers.
Is joint enterprise still a law UK?
 
In February 2016, the court ruled in Jogee’s favour, resetting the law of joint enterprise.
What is joint enterprise liability?
 
The doctrine of common purpose, common design, joint enterprise, or joint criminal enterprise is a common law legal doctrine that imputes criminal liability to the participants in a criminal enterprise for all that results from that enterprise. … It is a different legal test from that which applies in the criminal law.
When was joint enterprise introduced?
 
After years of growing controversy, a landmark supreme court decision in February 2016 appeared to set a stringent new standard for joint enterprise convictions. In “R v Jogee”, the court ruled that mere foresight that a crime such as murder might occur was not sufficient grounds for convicting a secondary offende