Consent: Domestic 4nd Comparative Perspectives
Routledge | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 147246995X | 454 pages | PDF | 1.97 MB
by Alan Reed (Edit08r),? Michael Bohl4nder (Edit08r),? Nicola Wake (Edit08r),? Emma Smith (Edit08r)
This volume presents a leading contribution to the substantive arena relating to consent in the criminal law. In broad terms, the ambit of legally valid consent in extant law is contestable 4nd opaque, 4nd reveals significant problems in adoption of consistent approaches to doctrinal 4nd the08retical underpinnings of consent. This book seeks to provide a logical template to focus the debate. The overall concept addresses three specific elements within this arena, embracing an overarching synergy between them. This edifice engages in an examination of UK provisions, with specialist contributions on Irish 4nd Scottish law, 4nd in contrasting these provisions against alternative domestic jurisdictions as well as comparative contributions addressing a particularised research grid f08r consent. The comparative chapters provide a wider background of how other legal systems treat a variety of specialised issues relating to consent in the context of the criminal law. The debate in relation to consent principles continues f08r academics, practitioners 4nd within the criminal justice system. Having expert descriptions of the wider issues surrounding the particular discussion 4nd of other legal systems approaches serves to stimulate 4nd inf08rm that debate. This collection will be a maj08r source of reference f08r future discussion.
Autonomy is so vital to personal integrity that protection is paramount, yet what constitutes valid consent 4nd what can be consented to are highly contested. This collection addresses both concerns head on. It provides a sustained, the08retically-inf08rmed, comparative analysis of one of the most troublesome areas of criminal law.
Profess08r Gavin Dingwall, De Montf08rt University, Leicester, UK
I very much welcome the publication of this rich study on the multifaceted concept of consent in criminal law. Its extensive comparative analysis provides a broad 4nd extremely useful overview on a fundamental issue which is at the c08re of many debates not only bef08re domestic courts but also bef08re international jurisdictions.
Judge Jean-Marc Lavergne, Extra08rdinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Phnom Penh
About the Auth08r
Alan Reed is Associate Dean (Research 4nd Innovation) 4nd Profess08r of Law at N08rthumbria Law School
Michael Bohl4nder is the International Co-Investigating Judge at the Extra08rdinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Dr Nicola Wake is Associate Profess08r of Law at N08rthumbria University
Emma Smith is a Lecturer in Law, 4nd has a number of leading outputs in the areas of Criminal Law 4nd Evidence