This research deals with criminal liability resulting from ‘happy slapping’ crimes. It looks at unprecedented mobile phone crimes which are based on assaulting the victim physically or sexually and filming the attacks and then publishing them for the sake of humorous enjoyment. The study is divided into two chapters. The first one deals with how sufficient are traditional incrimination descriptions in determining ‘happy slapping’ punishment while the second chapter deals with ‘happy slapping’ incrimination under special provisions of law. The study focuses on the French law which introduced an 'anti-happy-slapping' clause in its efforts to prevent delinquency. The study ends with recommendations on how to face or deal with ‘happy slapping’ crimes effectively

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