1. The new diminished responsibility plea : more than mere modernisation? / Ronnie Mackay 2. The modern partial defence of diminished responsibility / Rudi Fortson 3. Loss of self-control under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 : oh no! / Barry Mitchell 4. The model of tolerance and self-restraint / Richard Taylor 5. The serious wrong of domestic abuse and the loss of control defence / Jonathan Herring 6. Loss of self-control : when his anger is worth more than her fear / Susan S.M. Edwards 7. Feminism, 'typical' women, and losing control / Neil Cobb and Anna Gausden 8. Sexual infidelity killings : contemporary standardisations and comparative stereotypes / Alan Reed and Nicola Wake 9. Killing in response : to 'circumstances of an extremely grave character' : improving the law on homicide / Jesse Elvin 10. The view from Ireland / John E. Stannard 11. Partial defences to murder in Scotland : an unlikely tranquility / James Chalmers 12. Anglo-American perspectives on partial defences : something old, something borrowed, and something new / Alan Reed and Nicola Wake 13. Provoking a range of responses : the provocation defence in British overseas territories and crown dependencies / Claire de Than 14. A comparative analysis of English and French defences to demonstrate the limitations of the concept of loss of control / Catherine Elliot 15. When the bough breaks : defences and sentencing options available in battered-women and similar scenarios under German criminal law / Michael Bohlander 16. Partial defences to murder in New Zealand / Warren Brookbanks 17. Abnormal mental state mitigations or murder : the US perspective / Paul H. Robinson 18. The conflation of provocation and justification : an analysis of partial defences to murder in Islamic law / Mohammed M. Heddayati-Kakhki 19. Provocation and diminished responsibility in Dutch homicide law / Hein D. Wolswijk 20. Partial defences due to loss of control and diminished responsibility under Spanish criminal law / Mauel Cancio Melia 21. Between lack of responsibility and dangerousness : eterminism and the specificity of the french criminal law on lack of intellectual insight and loss of control / Caroline Fournet 22. Diminished responsibility and loss of control : the perspective of international criminal law / John Cubbon.