Defences: Justification, Excuse and Provocation
in Norman Doe, Mark Hill & John Witte (eds), Christianity and Criminal Law: An Introduction (CUP, 2019)
15 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last revised: 25 Jan 2019
Date Written: December 15, 2018
Considers ways that traditional Christian thinking has shaped the defences of 'insanity' (mental disorder), necessity, provocation, and consent and whether these phenomena are necessary corollaries of a Christian contribution to criminal law.
Keywords: criminal law, defences, Christianity, law and religion
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