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Vol 21 No 12 Dec 16/Jan 17

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Cover of The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

Edited by: Daniel Clarry, Christopher Sargeant
Price: £90.00

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Breach of Peace

ISBN13: 9781845861490
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Dundee University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.00

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As well as describing the development of this frequently prosecuted crime from the mid-19th century to the present day, this book offers a critique of the current law.

Related statutory offences are also considered, including those created by the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, and the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012, as is the extent to which these new offences supplant the common law crime.

The author argues that breach of the peace is a crime which is open to criticism on several fronts. In particular, and notwithstanding attempts in recent years by the appeal court to narrow its ambit, it remains ill defined.

Scots Law