[Criminal] Advantages and Disadvantages of Codification in Queensland
Queensland's criminal law is codified.
The advantages of codification:
- Provides greater certainty and clarity than the common law
- Therefore, principle of individual autonomy is achieved
The disadvantages of codification
- Inflexibility of statutes and the inability to respond quickly to new developments and changes
 Findlay et al, Australian Criminal Justice (4th edn, 2009) 8-9.
 Louis Waller & CR Williams, Criminal Law (11th edn, 2009) para 1.39.