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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Introduction to Scots Criminal Law 2nd ed isbn 9781845860837

Introduction to Scots Criminal Law

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ISBN13: 9780582437180
ISBN: 0582437180
New Edition ISBN: 9781845860837
Published: March 2003
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This introductory text covers all the core aspects of Scots criminal law and is suitable as an introduction for students on LL.B. and non-LL.B. degrees who are new to this area. It presents the main aspects and principles of criminal law in a clear and comprehensive fashion, including coverage of recent developments such as aspects of devolution and the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights (in particular as regards unreasonable delay in bringing the accused to trial). There is also an introduction to aspects of computer crime.

The book also includes coverage of important recent cases, such as Drury v. H. M. Advocate on provocation, Galbraith v. H. M. Advocate (No. 2) on diminished responsibility, and Lord Advocate's Reference (No.1 of 2001) on rape, as well as cases illustrating previously underdeveloped areas, such as Finegan v. Heywood on somnambulism.

Treatment of the subject focuses on explanation and analysis of the main aspects of each topic, and emphasis is placed on modern cases in order to illustrate key principles.;Each chapter is structured so as to help the student to navigate their way through the text, with clear sub-headings, chapter summaries, flow diagrams giving the skeleton structure of each main topic, self-assessment questions and graded further reading.

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Scots Law
Table of cases Table of statutes 1. Nature and administration of Scots criminal law 2. The actus reus 3. Mens reas4. Statutory offences 5. Parties to an offence 6. Inchoate crimes7. Defences8. Homicide 9. Offences against the person 10. Sexual offences 11. Offences against society 12. Offences against property Appendix - answers to self-assessment questions Index