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Scots criminal law

Scots criminal law

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > Scotland > Scotland > Criminal law > History > General

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Alexander McCall Smith
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Scotland
  • Publication Information: Edinburgh : Butterworths, 1992
  • Type: Book
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Short Description

XXXI, 302 pages ; 22 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Scots criminal law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: R.A.A. McCall Smith, David Sheldon.
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Country/State: Scotland
  • Number of Editions: 11 editions
  • First edition Date: 1992
  • Last edition Date: 1997
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KDC910
  • Dewey Code: 346
  • ISBN: 0406252696 9780406252692
  • OCLC: 27043172

Main Contents

Element of a crime; criminal capacity; inchoate crimes; participation in crime; excuses; assault and related offences; homicide; sexual offences; theft and embezzlement; robbery; fraud; reset ; extortion and corruption; damaging property; offences against (public) order and decency; road traffic offences; offences against the course of justice.

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The basic principles of Scottish criminal law are described here, aiming to provide a grounding that assists/encourages students to embark on a more detailed study of this field. The treatment covers the general principles of criminal responsibility and the principal substantive offences. '''

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  • Article Name: Scots criminal law
  • Author: Eugene Kayode
  • Description: Scots criminal law Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > Scotland > Scotland > Criminal law > History > General Edition [...]

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