1 Short Title, commencement, etc

(1)

This Act may be cited as the Crimes Act 1961.

(2)

This Act shall come into force on 1 January 1962.

(3)

This Act is divided into Parts, as follows:

Part 1—Jurisdiction (sections 5 to 12)

Part 2—Punishments (sections 13 to 19)

Part 3—Matters of justification or excuse (sections 20 to 65)

Part 4—Parties to the commission of offences (sections 66 to 72)

Part 5—Crimes against public order (sections 73 to 98F)

Part 6—Crimes affecting the administration of law and justice (sections 99 to 122)

Part 7—Crimes against religion, morality, and public welfare (sections 123 to 150)

Part 8—Crimes against the person (sections 150A to 210A)

Part 9—Crimes against reputation (sections 211 to 216)

Part 9A—Crimes against personal privacy (sections 216A to 216N)

Part 10—Crimes against rights of property (sections 217 to 305)

Part 11—Threatening, conspiring, and attempting to commit offences (sections 306 to 312)

Part 14—Miscellaneous provisions (sections 400 to 415)

Section 1(3): amended, on 18 April 2012, by section 325(2) of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (2012 No 24).

Section 1(3): amended, on 25 February 2012, by section 4 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 8).

Section 1(3): amended, on 6 August 1979, by section 5 of the Crimes Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 5).