Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Involuntary Intoxication: A New Six-Step Procedure

. . . is the title of my new article published by Journal of Criminal Law. The abstract:

"Involuntary intoxication is often misunderstood. The predominant ‘orthodox’ view is that involuntary intoxication should lead to acquittal for offences requiring proof of fault. Strict liability offences are therefore unaffected. This article argues that the law is more complex, requiring a more careful approach. The article provides a new six-step procedure to determine whether involuntary intoxication is applicable and should lead to acquittal."


UPDATE: A version of the paper on SSRN can be found HERE.

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