This is an essential book for the busy criminal lawyer and for students of criminal law. Concise, practical appreciation of how the law works is combined with analysis of the reasoning behind decisions. A Casebook on Scottish Criminal Law brings together all the important cases in one volume.
Table of Contents
Part I: General principles of criminal responsibility * General characteristics and sources of Scottish criminal law * The anatomy of a crime * The Actus reus: acts, omissions and states of affairs * The mental element in crime * Strict liability, vicarious liability and corporate liability * Inchoate offences * Art and part * Defences * Causation Part II: Offences against the person * Assault * Reckless injury and reckless endangerment * Miscellaneous offences against the person * Sexual offences * Homicide and related matters Part III: Offences against property interests * Theft, embezzlement and temporary deprivation * Robbery and extortion * Fraud, forgery and uttering * Housebreaking, opening lockfast places and preparatory offences * Reset * Damaging and destroying property Part IV: Offences against public interests * Offences against public order and decency * Offences against the couse of justice