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Scottish Criminal Law Essentials

Claire McDiarmid

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Your user-friendly study and revision guide to Scots criminal law, written specially for students by a law lecturer with over 20 years of teaching experience

This clear and up-to-date study and revision guide draws on the Claire McDiarmid's extensive experience of teaching criminal law to new Scots law students. The new edition takes account of changes to the law in Defences, Homicide, Crimes against Public Order and Sexual Offences. Summary sections of Essential Facts and Essential Cases at the end of each chapter will help students to identify, understand and remember the key elements of the subject.

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Table of Cases; Table of Statutes

  1. The 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
  8. Assault
  9. Non-Fatal Crimes of Recklessness against the Person
  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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