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Criminal Defences In Malaysia & Singapore

This book comprises a detailed examination of criminal defences contained in the Penal Codes of Malaysia and Singapore.
Publisher: LexisNexis
RM 200.00
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ISBN/ISSN: 9789679626476
Publisher: LexisNexis

Product description

This book comprises a detailed examination of criminal defences contained in the Penal Codes of Malaysia and Singapore. Each chapter commences with a historical development of the defence under consideration, followed by placing the defence within a theoretical framework. The elements of the defence are then critically evaluated, with a concluding part on law reform. All major cases heard in Malaysia and Singapore on criminal defences are covered, with the addition of cases from India and certain common law jurisdictions which shed light on the defences.

Key Features

Provides a comprehensive coverage of the criminal defences which are applicable to all crimes in Malaysia and Singapore.
Discusses all the major cases on criminal defences from Malaysia, Singapore, and also selected influential cases from India, England and Australia, as well as the views of law reform bodies and leading commentators. Places the law in a historical and theoretical context, points out its strengths and weaknesses, and suggests ways for improving the law.

Table of contents

The defences covered are: 

Mistake

Accident

Consent

Private Defence

Exceeding Private Defence

Duress

Necessity

Unsoundness of Mind

Intoxication


Automatism

Diminished Responsibility

Infancy

Provocation

Sudden Fight

Infanticide

Slight Harm

Protection of Public Servants