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General defences in criminal law: domestic and comparative perspectives

General defences in criminal law: domestic and comparative perspectives

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > Defense. Public defenders. Legal aid in criminal proceedings

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Smith, Emma , Michael Bohlander, Alan Reed
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Farnham, Surrey, UK : Ashgate, [2014] ©2014
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Substantive issues in criminal law (Ashgate (Firm))
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/general-defences-in-criminal-law-domestic-and-comparative-perspectives/ (Stable identifier)

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Print version: General defences in criminal law. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, [2014] (DLC) 2014015810 (OCoLC)878224959

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1 online resource (361 pages).

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Useful for students learning an area of law, General defences in criminal law: domestic and comparative perspectives is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: edited by Alan Reed, Michael Bohlander, Nicola Wake, and Emma Smith.
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Copyright Date: 2014
  • Location: Farnham, Surrey, England, Burlington, VT
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 6 editions
  • First edition Date: 2014
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD8358
  • Dewey Code: 345.4105044
  • ISBN: 9781472433367 147243336X 9781472433374 1472433378 132256549X 9781322565491
  • OCLC: 894171035

Main Contents

How criminal defences work / William Wilson
Avoiding criminal liability and excessive punishment for persons who lack culpability : what can and should be done? / Bob Sullivan
Prior fault : blocking defences or constructing crimes / John J. Child
Transfer of defences / Michael Bohlander
Consent in the criminal law : the importance of relationality and responsibility / Jonathan Herring
Good and harm, excuses, and justifications, and the moral narratives of necessity / Susan Edwards
Duress and normative moral excuse : comparative standardisations and the ambit of affirmative defences / Alan Reed
Of blurred boundaries and prior fault : insanity, automatism, and intoxication / Arlie Loughnan and Nicola Wake
Mistaken private defence : the case for reform / Claire de Than and Jesse Elvin
Statutory defences of reasonableness : inexcusable uncertainty or reasonable pragmatism / Christopher J. Newman
How do they do that? automatism, coercion, necessity, and mens rea in Scots criminal law / Claire McDiarmid
In a spirit of compromise : the Irish doctrine of excessive defence / John E. Stannard
Australia / Mirko Bagaric
Canada / Kent Roach
France / Catherine Elliott
Germany / Kai Ambos and Stefanie Bock
Islamic law / Mohammad M Hedayati-Kakhki
The Netherlands / Erik Gritter
New Zealand / Julia Tolmie
South Africa / Gerhard Kemp
Sweden / Petter Asp and Magnus Ulva?ng
Turkey / R Murat O?nok
United States of America / Luis E Chiesa.

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Criminal law
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