Scottish Criminal Law Essentials

Claire McDiarmid

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This book presents a comprehensive account of the criminal law of Scotland, providing up-to-date, well-explained coverage of its key principles. It draws on the author’s 20-year experience of teaching and researching the subject to provide a lucid analysis of key principles and certain issues arising. This third edition takes account of changes to the law since the second edition in Defences, Homicide, Crimes against Public Order and Sexual Offences. A key feature of the series is summary sections of Essential Facts and Essential Cases at the end of each chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages184
ISBN (Electronic)9781474420334
ISBN (Print)9781474420310
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Law Essentials
PublisherEdinburgh University Press


  • criminal law
  • defences
  • murder
  • sexual offences
  • crimes of dishonesty
  • public order offences


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