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Judge and JuristEssays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry$
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Andrew Burrows, David Johnston, QC, and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677344

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.001.0001

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Lord Rodger and the Criminal Law

Lord Rodger and the Criminal Law

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(p.398) (p.399) 32 Lord Rodger and the Criminal Law
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Judge and Jurist
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Paul Cullen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.003.0032

This chapter focuses on Alan Rodger's contributions to the development of Scots criminal law. It begins by describing his early career at the Scots Bar. It then details his time in the Crown Office; his appointment as a judge; and his views on the law on corroboration, the crime of murder, human rights, and diminished responsibility. It also considers some of the cases where Lord Rodger played a major role in developing the criminal law to take account of the new Human Rights landscape.

Keywords:   Alan Rodger, criminal law, corroboration, murder, Scots law, human rights

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