Plagium: an archaic and anomalous crime

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Questions, in light of the continued existence of the offence of plagium in Scotland, involving the aggravated theft of pre-pubescent children, whether children are considered as 'mere things' under Scots law. Examines the history of the crime of plagium and looks at how it is connected to the Scottish notion of 'property'.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-149
Number of pages21
JournalJuridical Review
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016


  • legal history
  • offences against property
  • plagium
  • Scotland

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