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Criminal law

Nigel Eastman, Gwen Adshead, Simone Fox, Richard Latham and Seán Whyte

in Forensic Psychiatry

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199562824
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199562824.003.0062

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Criminal law

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The criminal justice process - Elements of a crime - The mental element of crime - Capacity and criminal responsibility - Who is a party to the offence? - Self-defence & other justifications - Defences and partial defences - Homicide offences - Assault and other violent offences - Sexual offences - Arson and criminal damage - Public order offences - Acquisitive offences - Juvenile offences - Other offences relevant to psychiatry - Crimes under international law - Cautions, reprimands, and warnings - Principles of sentencing - Sentencing children and adolescents - Life and indeterminate sentences - Determinate prison sentences - Community sentences - Fines and other sentences - Ancillary orders - Civil orders and quasi-punishments

Chapter.  17588 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry

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