Drink, drugs and law reform: a review of Law Commission Report No.314

Child, John (2009) Drink, drugs and law reform: a review of Law Commission Report No.314. Criminal Law Review, 7. pp. 488-501. ISSN 0011-135X

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Abstract

This article reviews the 2009 Law Commission report on Intoxication and Criminal Liability. Focusing on voluntary intoxication, the article assesses whether the Commission's
reformulation of the specific/basic intent distinction will resolve the problems with the current law.
Further, it also discusses the Commission's treatment of intoxicated defendants who assist or encourage another person to commit an offence. The article concludes that although the Report sets out a defensible approach, a series of exceptions to that approach ultimately undermine its appeal.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales
Depositing User: John Child
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 11:16
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 05:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/45986

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