Killing “without getting into trouble”? Assisted suicide and Scots criminal law

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    Abstract

    Attempting suicide is not a crime in Scots law, but it may nevertheless be criminal to assist someone else to commit suicide. This article distinguishes various levels of assistance in suicide, and attempts to determine what, if any, charges are likely to be brought in Scots law against a person who aids someone in committing, or attempting to commit, suicide.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)288-314
    Number of pages27
    JournalEdinburgh Law Review
    Volume2
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998

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    Keywords

    • Assisted suicide
    • Criminal law
    • Scots law

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