Defences: Justification, Excuse and Provocation

in Norman Doe, Mark Hill & John Witte (eds), Christianity and Criminal Law: An Introduction (CUP, 2019)

Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2019/02

15 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last revised: 25 Jan 2019

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Chloe Kennedy

University of Edinburgh - School of Law

Date Written: December 15, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kennedy, Chloë, Defences: Justification, Excuse and Provocation (December 15, 2018). in Norman Doe, Mark Hill & John Witte (eds), Christianity and Criminal Law: An Introduction (CUP, 2019); Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2019/02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3301815 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3301815

Chloë Kennedy (Contact Author)

University of Edinburgh - School of Law ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom

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