Debating Intoxication: response to commentaries

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Sussex

Abstract

The lack of scientific or clinical clarity faced by courts dealing with cases involving intoxicated criminal defendants is unavoidable, but introducing further legal ambiguity to meet policy goals introduces ever greater risk of problematic (including unjust) legal outcomes.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2210-2212
Number of pages3
JournalAddiction
Volume115
Issue number12
Early online date6 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Alcohol and drugs, criminal law, mens rea, mental disorders, psychosis, self‐defence