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Scots Criminal Law 2nd ed

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R.A.A. McCall SmithProfessor of Law, University of Edinburgh, David SheldonLecturer in Law, University of Edinburgh

ISBN13: 9780406891198
ISBN: 0406891192
Published: October 1997
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



""This text explains all the basic principles relating to Scots criminal law. This new edition takes account of significant changes in the substantive law, including clarification of areas of doubt in the law of attempt, theft, diminished responsibility and the mens rea of rape. It also covers developments in other areas, including reckless conduct and the doctrine of art and part, where the boundaries of criminal liability have been explored and sometimes extended.Primarily intended for students, Scots Criminal Law, is a clear and comprehensive introduction to this important subject, and by providing a firm grounding, both assists and encourages more detailed study.""

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Subjects:
Scots Law
Contents:
""PART 1: GENERAL PRINCIPLES. Background and sources of Scots criminal law. The elements of criminal liability. Causation. Inchoate crimes. Parties to the offence. Defences and criminal responsibility.
PART 2: OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON. Assault and related offences. Homicide. Sexual offences.
PART 3: OFFENCES INVOLVING PROPERTY. Theft and related offences. Fraud. Damages to property.
PART 4: OFFENCES AGAINST THE COMMUNITY. Offences against public order. Offences against the administration of justice. Offences against the State. Road traffic offences. Misuse of drugs offences.""