Title

Criminal defences in Australia

Document Type

Book

Publication details

Fairall, PA & Yeo, S 2005, Criminal defences in Australia, 4th ed., LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 040932051X

Abstract

This book is devoted to the study of criminal defences. This book is concerned with the subset of defences which largely evolved at common law, such as self defence, provocation, duress and necessity, as well as mental condition defences such as intoxication, insanity and automatism. Concerning federal law. Contents: 1. Criminal defences: an overview -- 2. Mistake of fact -- 3. Ignorance and mistake of law -- 4. Claim of right -- 5. Consent -- 6. Necessity or emergency -- 7. Impossibility -- 8. Duress, compulsion and coercion -- 9. Superior orders -- 10. Defensive force -- 11. Provocation -- 12. Intoxication -- 13. Insanity -- 14. Automatism -- 15. Diminished responsibility -- 16. Infanticide -- 17. Infancy.

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