Joint enterprise

BBC's Panorama recently investigated the Joint Enterprise law.  It sounds like a business venture, and I guess it does apply to those in league with each other.  Joint Enterprise shares the responsibility of a crime not just with the person who delivers the fatal blow, but also the friends who encourage the person to commit the crime. 

The law places a huge amount of weight on the group of friends and their negative influence.  But what about the positive role friends can play?

Leap Confronting Conflict offers young people a chance to help prevent everyday conflict escalating into violence.  It's an interesting project because, just like joint enterprise, it recognises the importance of friends and peers.  It acknowledges joint culpability, but as a way of offering a solution to conflict.  And you don't just have to be under 21 to get involved.