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Criminal Law of Scotland, The

Criminal Law of Scotland, The
4th Edition, Volume 2
Series:  SULI
Practice Area:  Criminal Law
ISBN:  9780414057463
Published by:  W. Green
Publication Date:  13 Dec 2016
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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2016 sees the publication of the highly anticipated and fully updated 4th Edition, Volume II of The Criminal Law of Scotland. This takes into account all statutory and case law developments since the last in 2001, providing the most authoritative and detailed work of reference available on the subject – ensuring the answers you need are found within its pages. Volume II of The Criminal Law of Scotland covers specific crimes, including:

• Offences to damages to property
• Non-sexual offences against the person
• Injury to animals
• Sexual offences
• Offences against the state
• Offences against public order and welfare
• Offences against the course of justice
• Offences of dishonesty

There has been vast change in the law since the previous edition, including controversial subjects such as the new offences of human trafficking and the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. Our expert authors James Chalmers and Fiona Leverick has written in depth and detail on these subjects, alongside further key areas of change, including, the creation of statutory offences of threatening and abusive behaviour and stalking in 2010, the replacement of the common law offences of bribery and accepting a bribe with the Bribery Act 2010 and also extensive case law developments in breach of the peace

The Criminal Law of Scotland is part of the Scottish Universities Law Institute series, a definitive collection of texts on modern Scots law. SULI texts are written by experts in their respective fields, contributing towards the advancement of law in Scotland.

On a practical note, SULI publications are regularly referred to in court, validating the fact that their quality and accuracy is relied upon by those involved at all levels of the Scottish legal system. Every new SULI publication goes through a unique vetting process, ensuring it can be absolutely relied upon and become your ‘go to’ source. The SULI council consists of a team of highly qualified experts who strive to ensure each and every publication is of the highest possible standard.

The SULI series is the only collection of books to have representation from:
• The Law Society of Scotland
• The Faculty of Advocates
• The Scottish Government
• Every Scottish University


The book takes account of a wide range of legislation passed since the last edition, including:

• Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006
• Bribery Act 2010
• Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010
• Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003
• Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005
• Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015
• Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012
• Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Act 2007
• Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005
• Road Safety Act 2006
• Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009
• Terrorism Act 2006


James Chalmers is Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow
Fiona Leverick is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Glasgow


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