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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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The Law of Intoxication: A Criminal Defence

ISBN13: 9781858006987
Published: March 2015
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: £156.00

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The Law of Intoxication: A Criminal Defence is a definitive treatise on intoxication as a criminal defence. This book exhaustively considers how a state of intoxication can provide a full defence to criminal offences.

This book considers the law and the theory of a full defence of intoxication. Each chapter reveals significant case law, which has often been neglected, ignored or unnoticed. It takes a comparative approach by citing extensively from jurisdictions across the common law world including England and Wales, Scotland, Canada, USA, South Africa and New Zealand.

It also considers the partial defence of voluntary intoxication. The author provides a theoretical analysis of the basis for the full defence and evaluates significant developments in this area.

Irish Law
Intoxication by a Third Party
Intoxication by Spiking another Substance
Intoxication by Duress
Intoxication by Chemical Fumes
Intoxication by Accident or Mistake
Intoxication by Prescribed Medication
Intoxication by Unprescribed Medication
Intoxication by Physiological Condition
Intoxication by Psychological Condition
Intoxication by Addiction
The Level of Intoxication Required for a Defence
Strict Liability and Intoxication
Theoretical Basis for the Defence
Partial Defence of Voluntary Intoxication