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Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon$
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James Chalmers and Fiona Leverick

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748640706

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640706.001.0001

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Codification of the Criminal Law

Codification of the Criminal Law

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(p.54) 4 Codification of the Criminal Law
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Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon
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Eric Clive

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640706.003.0015

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

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