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Scots Criminal Law: A Critical Analysis 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781845861308
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781845860394
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.00

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An up-to-date, theoretical and critical focus on Scots Criminal Law for students and practitioners.

New for this edition
  • Discusses the redefinitions of the crimes of murder and breach of the peace, and the broader application of the necessity defence
  • Takes into account key statutory developments including the enactment of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 and the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012
Now in its second edition, Scots Criminal Law: A Critical Analysis provides a clear statement of the current law, focusing on theory and criticism. It also considers what types of behaviours are subject to the criminal law sanction, and why.

Scots Law
Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
Commonly Used Abbreviations
1: Philosophical Underpinnings
2: Principles of Criminalisation
3: Harming and Offending
4: Fairness and Justice in Criminalisation
5: Procedural Framework and Sources
6: Actus Reus and Mens Rea
7: General Principles of Liability
8: Preventive Offences
9: Homicide
10: Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person
11: Sexual Offences
12: Crimes of Dishonesty
13: Other Property-Related Crimes
14: Offences Against the Course of Justice
15: Public Order Offences
16: Offensive Behaviours
17: General Principles of Statutory Offences
18: Business Crime, Regulatory Offences, "White Collar" Crime and Corporate Liability
19: Alibi, Incrimination, Non-Age, Error and Consent
20: Mental Disorder, Unfitness for Trial, Diminished Responsibility, Intoxication and Automatism
21: Coercion, Necessity, Self-Defence, Provocation, Superior Orders and Entrapment
22: The Future Development of Scots Criminal Law