Mitigating Murder

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-44
JournalCriminal Law and Philosophy
Issue number1
Early online date15 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Homicide
  • Partial defences
  • Loss of control
  • Provocation
  • Diminished responsibility


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