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Codification of the Criminal Law

Eric Clive

in Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748640706
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651450 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640706.003.0015
Codification of the Criminal Law

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This chapter focuses on the codification of the criminal law, specifically the draft criminal code for Scotland, which was developed over a number of years by a group of academics and published as a consultation paper by the Scottish Law Commission. It assesses the results of that consultation, addresses the only two arguments advanced against codification, looks briefly at developments since the draft was published, and asks where we go from here.

Keywords: Scots criminal law; draft criminal code; Scottish Law Commission

Chapter.  7439 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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