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05 July 2012

416 Pages | 95 figures and tables

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199646395

Bookseller Code (06)

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Criminal Law Directions

Second Edition

Nicola Monaghan

  • Covers the core areas of Criminal Law on introductory undergraduate courses, combining an engaging approach with plenty of learning features to make this an ideal text for those new to the subject.
  • The text includes many learning features in each chapter, such as chapter objectives, case summaries, thinking points, tables and diagrams, chapter summaries, and further reading suggestions. These offer students a high level of support and encourage them to check their understanding of the basic facts and principles.
  • Offers a clear and reliable basis for students to understand the basic principles of this fundamental topic, on which they can build during the course of their legal studies
  • Each chapter includes a section of short revision questions as well as two exam style questions. Outline answers to these exam questions are to be found on the accompanying Online Resource Centre
  • There is a dedicated Study Skills chapter at the end of the text providing students with study tips and highlighting common errors and pitfalls faced by students of Criminal Law.
  • An extensive Online Resource Centre provides a wide range of extra resources to further support the student in their studies, including a testbank of multiple-choice questions, assessment questions and practical examples, advice on approaching the study of Criminal Law, and updates on legislation and case law.
  • Chapter 5 on Voluntary Manslaughter has been fully revised to reflect substantial changes in the law, featuring - DT The new defence of loss of control introduced by ss.54-56, Coroners and Justice Act 2009 DT The reforms to the defence of diminished responsibility under s.52, Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • Coverage of numerous new and influential cases, including, DT R v A [2011]; Mendez [2011]; and Gnango [2011] on both the doctrine of transferred malice and joint enterprise. . Inglis [2001] on mercy killing.
  • Coverage of the first conviction for corporate manslaughter (Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd) under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • Coverage of new academic papers including: DT Leigh, L.H., ]]]

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