Although this common law concept shares the same fundamental purpose with the Absorptionsprinzip - namely, protecting offenders from being punished twice for a single continuous criminal act - the common law concept addresses multiple prosecutions for the same offence, while the German concept focuses on technically precluding multiple charges in a single prosecution.
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- doppelte Strafverfolgung eines Täters wegen derselben Tat
double jeopardy means:
the action of putting someone on trial twice for the same offence
After a change in the double jeopardy law in 2005, Billy Dunlop was jailed for life for Julie Hogg's murder.