On wounding - terminology, pathology, and sentencing issues

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Provides an overview of the pathology of wounds, highlighting the correct terminology, and drawing attention to certain sentencing issues arising from the use of weapons. Looks at blunt force and sharp force injuries, other types of injuries, sentencing issues where an offence involves use of a weapon, and what constitutes a "weapon" for sentencing purposes?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
JournalGreens Criminal Law Bulletin
Issue number158
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Assault to severe injury
  • Classification
  • Possession of bladed articles
  • Scotland
  • Sentencing
  • Weapons
  • Wounds


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