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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


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


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