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Title: Intoxication is never a defence
Authors: Simester, A.P. 
Keywords: Basic intent
Criminal liability
Specific intent
Voluntary intoxication
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Simester, A.P. (2009). Intoxication is never a defence. Criminal Law Review (1) : 3-14. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This article considers the intoxication doctrine, including whether it is evidential or substantive in nature, and what work is done by the basic-versusspecific intent distinction. Most importantly, the article analyses the structure of the doctrine itself. Sometimes thought of as a defence, the article argues that it is an entirely different kind of doctrine, one that imposes constructive liability upon offenders. Once this is seen, we can better assess its rightful place in the law. © 2009 THOMSON REUTERS (LEGAL) LIMITED.
Source Title: Criminal Law Review
ISSN: 0011135X
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