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Automatism as a Defence

1st Edition

By John Rumbold

Routledge

178 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Description

Automatism is a notoriously difficult subject for law students, lawyers and judges. This book explores the science and medicine of sleep disorders and examines how the criminal process deals with such disorders when presented as a defence. It systematically examines the legal doctrines involved, and their implications for the use of the evidence key to establishing automatism, while also exploring the medical conditions that can cause automatism (particularly epilepsy, sleepwalking and diabetes). This book is a valuable resource for law students, lawyers, judges and expert witnesses.

Table of Contents

1: Foreword; 2: Chapter 1 Automatism: What is it?; 3: Chapter 2 Legal Aspects of Automatism; 4: Chapter 3 Medical Aspects of Automatism; 5: Chapter 4 Specific causes of automatism; 6: Chapter 5 Criminal Law Theory; 7: Chapter 6 Expert evidence; 8: Chapter 7 Conclusions; 9: Glossary; 10: Bibliography; 11: Appendices A-F; 12: Case Histories; 13: Index

About the Author

John Rumbold is Senior Research Fellow at the School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA043000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Sleep & Sleep Disorders
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW027000
LAW / Criminal Procedure
LAW037000
LAW / Evidence
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
LAW067000
LAW / Mental Health
LAW091000
LAW / Witnesses
LAW093000
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation
LAW099000
LAW / Science & Technology
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology