Your user-friendly study and revision guide to Scots criminal law, written specially for students by a law lecturer with over 20 years of teaching experienceThis clear and up-to-date study and revision guide draws on the Claire McDiarmid's extensive experience of teaching criminal law to new Scots law students. The new edition takes account of changes to the law in Defences, Homicide, Crimes against Public Order and Sexual Offences. Summary sections of Essential Facts and Essential Cases at the end of each chapter will help students to identify, understand and remember the key elements of the subject.Changes to the law covered by the 3rd editionDefences: Mental disorder, unfitness for trial Homicide: wicked recklessness, diminished responsibilityCrimes against public order: threatening or abusive behaviour; stalking; offensive behaviour at regulated football matches and threatening communications Sexual offences: Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009
Claire McDiarmid is Reader in Law at the University of Strathclyde. She has been teaching and researching Scots criminal law for more than 20 years. She is co-author, with Professor Pamela Ferguson, of Scots Criminal Law: A Critical Analysis (2nd ed: Edinburgh University Press, 2014) and Scots Criminal Law Essentials (3rd ed: Edinburgh University Press, 2018) and has also published widely on legal responses to children who offend.