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Children and the Mental Element in Criminal Law

Claire McDiarmid

in Childhood and Crime

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845860127
eISBN:
9781474406147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860127.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter investigates the attribution of criminal responsibility to children by means of the mental element in terms of the maxim actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea. Its argument is that ... More


Juvenile Justice Issues (1): The Age of Criminal Responsibility and the “Family Conference”

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In achieving a guilty finding in the Hong Kong legal system, both criminal intent or Mens Rea and the criminal act itself or Actus Reus have to be proven. It is important to note that the age ... More


Childhood and Crime

Claire McDiarmid

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845860127
eISBN:
9781474406147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860127.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book is a treatise on youth justice which examines the treatment, by the criminal law and the criminal justice system, of children who commit serious crimes. It draws on legal, philosophical and ... More


The Treatment of Children in Scots Criminal Law Historically

Claire McDiarmid

in Childhood and Crime

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845860127
eISBN:
9781474406147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860127.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the approach taken to children who offend by three of the most influential jurists in Scots legal history – Sir George MacKenzie of Rosehaugh; Baron David Hume and Sir Archibald ... More


A Critique

Pamela R Ferguson

in Breach of the Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861490
eISBN:
9781474406130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861490.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This final chapter criticises the crime’s definition, its use by the prosecution in place of other, more apposite offences, and the diverse range of wrong-doing which has been subsumed in this one ... More


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