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Crimes Against the Person 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780406901798
ISBN: 0406901791
Published: August 1998
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This text provides a statement of the law of Scotland regarding crimes against the person as understood and applied by the High Court of Justiciary. Since publication of the first edition there has been a continuous stream of appeal decisions re-examining, inter alia, the law relating to mens rea and scope of defences in relation to assault, culpable homicide, murder and rape, including the recently recognised defences of non-insane automatism and necessity. This edition includes a new chapter on abortion and concealment of pregnancy and new sections on extortion and on insanity in bar of trial.

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Assault. Murder. Culpable homicide. Rape. Concealment of pregnancy and abortion. Robbery and extortion. Incest and related offences. Crimes of indecency. Self-defence. Provocation. Diminished responsibility. Joint responsibility for crimes. Miscellaneous general defences.