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Section 93S Crimes Act 1900

Section 93S of the Crimes Act 1900 is Definitions and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 93S of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘Definitions‘ and reads as follows:

93S Definitions

(1) In this Division:

“criminal group” means a group of 3 or more people who have as their objective or one of their objectives:

(a) obtaining material benefits from conduct that constitutes a serious indictable offence, or

(b) obtaining material benefits from conduct engaged in outside New South Wales (including outside Australia) that, if it occurred in New South Wales, would constitute a serious indictable offence, or

(c) committing serious violence offences, or

(d) engaging in conduct outside New South Wales (including outside Australia) that, if it occurred in New South Wales, would constitute a serious violence offence.

“law enforcement officer” has the same meaning as it has in Division 8A of Part 3.

“serious violence offence” means an offence punishable by imprisonment for life or for a term of 10 years or more, where the conduct constituting the offence involves:

(a) loss of a person’s life or serious risk of loss of a person’s life, or

(b) serious injury to a person or serious risk of serious injury to a person, or

(c) serious damage to property in circumstances endangering the safety of any person, or

(d) perverting the course of justice (within the meaning of Part 7) in relation to any conduct that, if proved, would constitute a serious violence offence as referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

(2) A group of people is capable of being a criminal group for the purposes of this Division whether or not:

(a) any of them are subordinates or employees of others, or

(b) only some of the people involved in the group are involved in planning, organising or carrying out any particular activity, or

(c) its membership changes from time to time.

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