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What’s your most dishonest confession?
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About the project
Dishonesty is an essential part of several common criminal offences such as theft, burglary, robbery and fraud. A person who has not been dishonest cannot be convicted of these offences. Despite its importance in establishing criminal liability, the law does not provide a definition of dishonesty. The courts use a test called the Ghosh test (after the name of the case in which the test was formulated) for dishonesty which asks two questions:
- Was the defendant's conduct dishonest according to the ordinary standards of reasonable and honest people?
- Did the defendant realise that his conduct would be considered dishonest by the standards of reasonable and honest people?