Introduction to Scots Criminal Law

Author: Sarah Christie

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582437180

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 262

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This introductory text covers all the core aspects of Scots criminal law and is suitable as an introduction for students on LL.B. and non-LL.B. degrees who are new to this area. It presents the main aspects and principles of criminal law in a clear and comprehensive fashion, including coverage of recent developments such as aspects of devolution and the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights (in particular as regards unreasonable delay in bringing the accused to trial). There is also an introduction to aspects of computer crime. Treatment of the subject focuses on explanation and analysis of the main aspects of each topic, and emphasis is placed on modern cases in order to illustrate key principles. Each chapter is structured so as to help the student to navigate their way through the text, with clear sub-headings, chapter summaries, flow diagrams giving the skeleton structure of each main topic, self-assessment questions and graded further reading. .

Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle

Author: Stuart P. Green

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674069986

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 7677

Theft causes greater economic injury than any other criminal offense. Yet fundamental questions about what should count as stealing remain unresolved. Green assesses our legal framework at a time when our economy commodifies intangibles (intellectual property, information, ideas, identities, and virtual property) and theft grows more sophisticated.

Sentencing and Criminal Justice

Author: Andrew Ashworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139486748

Category: Law

Page: 503

View: 4049

Andrew Ashworth expertly examines the key issues in English sentencing policy and practice including the mechanisms for producing sentencing guidelines. He considers the most high-profile stages in the criminal justice process such as the Court of Appeal's approach to the custody threshold, the framework for the sentencing of young offenders and the abiding problems of previous convictions in sentencing. Taking into account the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, the book's inter-disciplinary approach places the legislation and guidelines on sentencing in the context of criminological research, statistical trends and theories of punishment. By examining the law in relation to elements of the wider criminal justice system, including the prison and probation services, students gain a rounded perspective on the relevant principles and problems of sentencing and criminal justice.

Essential Magistrates’ Courts Law

Author: Howard Riddle ,Robert Zara

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1909976687

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 4191

In this concise and valuable book the authors distil their vast expertise for the benefit of all those needing quick and targeted points of reference on key aspects of magistrates’ court law, whether as newcomers, justices, legal advisers, or criminal practitioners. Hugely informed and presented in an accessible format, it explains the central law, practice and procedure of these courts. The framework of summary justice has changed comprehensively in the past decade in terms of evidence, procedure, guidelines, sentencing, training and the fair but efficient expedition of cases. This book sets out these developments as well as inescapable aspects of case management. Gathers core information in one place. Sets out key processes in a manageable and readable way. Reviews 'Readable and blissfully concise... There are some nuggets for every reader, however much we might think we know... An excellent addition to the bookshelf at a modest price'-- The Law Society Gazette (external link). ‘Howard Riddle and Robert Zara have effectively produced a must-read for any judge, magistrate or lawyer practising in the magistrates’ courts. This book will become the reference book to carry to court … We thoroughly recommend it to all new judges, deputies and magistrates’— Emma Arbuthnot, Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) for England and Wales; John Bache, Chairman of the Magistrates Association; Duncan Webster, Chairman, Magistrates’ Leadership Executive. ‘A very clear, succinct and practical guide which would be of great value to a pupil or junior practitioner finding their feet’— Anna Banfield, BPP. ‘How useful your book is and how clear and well written I have found it. Undoubtedly an extremely useful resource’— Tom Lees JP, Greater Manchester.

The Indian Codes

Author: Standish Grove Grady

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 448

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Persons, Parts and Property

Author: Imogen Goold,Kate Greasley,Jonathan Herring,Loane Skene

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 178225479X

Category: Law

Page: 346

View: 5354

The debate over whether human bodies and their parts should be governed by the laws of property has accelerated with the pace of technological change. Having long held that a corpse could not be property, the common law first recognised that there could be a property interest in human tissue in some circumstances in the early 1900s, but it was not until a string of judicial decisions and statutory regulation in the 1990s and early 2000s that the place of this 'exception' was cemented. The 2009 decision of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in Yearworth & Ors v North Bristol NHS Trust added a new dimension to the debate by supporting a move towards a broader, more principled basis for finding (or rejecting) property rights in human tissue. However, the law relating to property rights in human bodies and their parts remains highly contested. The contributions in this volume represent a collation of the broad spectrum of analyses on offer, and provide a detailed exploration of the salient legal and theoretical puzzles arising out of the body-as-property question.

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1487

A guy walks into a bar . . . From here the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris delights with twists of humour and intelligence, remembering his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants) his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant) and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered pygmy. By turns hilarious and moving, David Sedaris masterfully looks at life's absurdities as he takes us on adventures that are not to be forgotten.

When You Are Engulfed In Flames

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748125930

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 2957

David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this new book of stories. Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life - the etiquette of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger or how to soundproof your windows with LP covers against neurotic songbirds - to the most deeply resonant human truths. Taking in the parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo and the purchase of a human skeleton, and culminating in a brilliant account of his attempt to quit smoking - in Tokyo - David Sedaris's sixth story collection is a fresh masterpiece of comic writing.


Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1835

A collection of personal essays - surprising, disarming, heartbreakingly funny - from the #1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist. A riotous collection of memoirs which explores the absurd hilarity of modern life and creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behaviour in 'A Plague of Tics' to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the company of lunatics. At this soulful and moving moment, he brushes cigarette ashes from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity leaving himself both under suspicion and over dressed.

Barrel Fever

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123083

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8450

In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz and the National Enquirer, Sedaris's collection of stories and essays is a rollicking tour through the American Zeitgeist: a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tried to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; and in his essays, David Sedaris considers the hazards of rewards of smoking, writing for Giantess magazine, and living with his scrappy brother Paul, aka 'The Rooster'. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes and reads stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behaviour. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life - and anything can happen.