Sixteen papers on provocation, diminished responsibility, excessive self-defence and intoxication described in the Adelaide Law Review as:
“a comprehensive and illuminating view of the four defences”
Other publications agree:
“Those of us who must defend in the cold aftermath of a killing would do well to have a copy of this book handy.”ACT Law Society Newsletter
“There is a healthy balance between theoretical perspective and practical application.” - Victorian Law Institute Journal
Table of Contents
What are Partial Excuses of Murder?
Provocation: Partial justification, not partial excuse
The Abolition of Provocation
Provocation of Self-Defence for Battered Women Who Kill?
Provocation in New Zealand: A characteristic solution
Contemporary Provocation Law: Is substantially impaired self-control enough?
Stephen James Odgers
Still Crazy After All These Years: A critique of diminished responsibility
Diminished Responsibility: ’Abnormal’ minds, abnormal murderers and what the doctor said
Jill Hunter and Jenny Bargen
Diminished Responsibility: The expert witness’ viewpoint
Susan C Hayes
Applying Excuse Theory to Excessive Self-Defence
Stanley Meng Heong Yeo
Excessive Self-Defence in Australia: Change for the worse?
Paul Ames Fairall
Excessive Defence in Irish Law
Manslaughter and Intoxication
Intoxication Defences: The Australian perspective
Ian D Leader-Elliott
Medical Aspects of Intoxication
Partial Excuses and Critical Assumptions: The judgment of Hindsight AJ in Rex v DPP
Table of Cases/ Index