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Criminal Law Essentials

Claire McDiarmid

Edition: 2


Taking account of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, this is an excellent resource for those who need to refresh or update their knowledge. Summary sections of Essential Facts and Essential Cases will help students to identify, understand and remember the key elements of the subject.


Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
1.Development of the Scottish System
2. Mental and Behavioural Elements
3. Crimes Against Property
4. Crimes of Dishonesty
5. Art and Part Liability
6. Inchoate Crime
7. Defences
9. Crimes of Recklessness
10. Homicide
11. Crimes Against Public Order
12. Crimes Against the Course of Justice
13. Sexual Offences
14. Statutory Offences

About the Author

Claire McDiarmid is Reader in Law at the University of Strathclyde. She has been teaching and researching Scots criminal law for more than 20 years. She is co-author, with Professor Pamela Ferguson, of Scots Criminal Law: A Critical Analysis (2nd ed: Edinburgh University Press, 2014) and Scots Criminal Law Essentials (3rd ed: Edinburgh University Press, 2018) and has also published widely on legal responses to children who offend.

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