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Armed Forces Act 2006

Part 1 – Civilian offenders

780.Part 1 of the Schedule applies to civilian offenders. “Civilian offender” is defined by paragraph 1(2) to (4). In the case of such an offender, paragraph 1(1) substitutes a more limited range of punishments in place of those available under section 164.

781.For this purpose paragraph 2 modifies section 42(3) (which provides for the punishments available under section 163 in the case of an offence of criminal conduct under section 42) so that a civilian offender convicted of a criminal conduct offence is liable to imprisonment only if the corresponding civilian offence is punishable with imprisonment. The other punishments listed in paragraph 1(1) are available in any event.

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