Wilful fire-raising is a common law offence under Scots law applicable to deliberately starting fires with intent to cause damage to property. The offence is not fully equivalent to the offence of arson in England and Wales .
Related to Wilful fire raising: arson Arson At Common Law , the malicious burning or exploding of the dwelling house of another, or the burning of a building within the curtilage, the immediate surrounding space, of the dwelling of another.
Culpable and Reckless Conduct is a Common Law offence under Scots Law.. The offence has no specific definition but deals with acts involving a criminal degree of recklessness which cause injury to other persons or create a risk of such injury.
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See: arson fire-raising in Scots criminal law, wilful fire-raising is the crime of setting a fire with the intention so to do.
As you might imagine, the term ‘criminal damage’ covers a wide area of law and illegal activity. It covers everything from keying a car to setting fire to a building. Subject to the details of a case, the procurator fiscal might refer to a variety of different areas of Scots law: for example, malicious mischief, vandalism, fireraising, the ...
Historical development of law of fireraising and impact of ruling in Byrne dealing with difference between wilful fire raising and culpable and reckless fireraising, property to which offences apply and relevant mens rea. Skip to main content; ... Scots Law Times, 7, pp. 57-62.
(Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 s 52) Fireraising. Byrne v HMA, now: Wilful fireraising is setting fire to any property intentionally. Culpable and reckless fireraising is setting fire to any property recklessly. Recklessness: an "utter disregard" for the consequences of your actions.
Thematic Inspection on Fire-Raising. We have a new website go to gov.scot. Scottish Government ... legal definitions have evolved over many years and are shaped as a result of "stated cases" i.e. cases that amend the law of the land following appeal and debate. ... As a result, the true scale of criminal fire-raising in Scotland is unclear and ...
Wilful fire-raising (also: Fire-raising; Culpable and reckless fire-raising) Deliberate or reckless burning of another’s property. The gravity depends upon whether the act was done recklessly or wilfully. Useful reference works. J. A. Beaton, 'Scots law terms and expressions' (Edinburgh) 1982