By applying the "Intent Statement" approach to justice, it will elliminate the detailed reams of written laws which actually assist criminals to escape justice. A technical point let off is a common event depending how much legal council that the accused could afford. Everyone knows that money buys reduced sentences and acquittals.
The stream lining of the laws to an "Intent Statement" would result in a massive number of laws being repealed and replaced by a oneline "Intent Statement". The Judge becomes the law as he is the interpretor based on his own common sense and quality of character.
The legal proffession has become a high priced interpretor of laws and judgements which in the end often has nothing to do with achieving the original intent of the regulation for which it was created by parliament due to the ommisions and the conflictions with other laws when originally written.