In Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility, Alan Reed and Michael Bohlander collect a wide range of essays on the eponymous partial defences to murder. These essays provide detailed analysis of recent English reforms in this area and place these reforms in comparative perspective. This review considers the contribution made by this book to the explanation and evaluation of partial defences. It concentrates in particular on the exculpatory force of loss of control; the distinctness of loss of control from diminished responsibility; and the defences’ unique mitigatory effect.
|Journal||Criminal Law and Philosophy|
|Early online date||15 Feb 2014|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2016|
- Partial defences
- Loss of control
- Diminished responsibility