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Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Criminal Law

Fifteenth Edition

David Ormerod and Karl Laird

July 2018

ISBN: 9780198807094

1,216 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £37.99

The UKs most authoritative and respected criminal law textbook, authored by two of the leading minds in the field.

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Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Criminal Law is rightly regarded as the leading doctrinal textbook on criminal law in England and Wales. Published in its first edition over fifty years ago, it continues to be a key text for undergraduates and an essential reference source for practitioners.

  • Regarded as the 'bible' of the subject, this first-class textbook offer a highly authoritative account of criminal law, and is frequently cited in court
  • Includes detailed exposition of the general principles of criminal law, helping students to understand this complex subject
  • Discussion of important academic literature is woven into each chapter helping to give a rounded understanding of the subject
  • Thorough online updates are provided annually

New to this edition

  • Analysis of the latest developments in case law, including, Jogee on secondary liability; Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd on dishonesty; Taylor on causation and strict liability; Golds on diminished responsibility; Brandford and Joseph on duress; Ray and Riddell on self-defence; Kay, Joyce, Lindo, and Blackman on diminished responsibility; Mcgrory and B on loss of control; Sellu, Rose, and Bawa-Garba on gross negligence manslaughter
  • Coverage of parties to crime has been extensively rewritten to take account of the Supreme Court's seminal judgment in Jogee
  • Significant amendments have been made to reflect the changes to the Ghosh test made by the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd

About the Author(s)

David Ormerod, Law Commissioner for England and Wales and Professor of Criminal Justice at University College London, and Karl Laird, Fixed-term Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Hilda's College, Oxford and is an associate member of the Oxford Law Faculty

Professor David Ormerod QC is a Law Commissioner for England and Wales and Professor of Criminal Justice at University College London. He is also a Door Tenant at Red Lion Chambers and a Bencher of Middle Temple.

Karl Laird is Fixed-term Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Hilda's College, Oxford and is an associate member of the Oxford Law Faculty. He has also taught at the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, and at the LSE.

Table of Contents

    PART I. General Principles
    1: An introduction to the criminal law
    2: The elements of a crime: actus reus
    3: The elements of a crime: mens rea
    4: Crimes of negligence
    5: Crimes of strict liability
    6: Parties to crime
    7: Assistance after the offence
    8: Corporate and vicarious liability
    9: Mental conditions, intoxication and mistake
    10: General defences
    11: Inchoate crime
    PART II. Particular Crimes
    12: Murder
    13: Voluntary manslaughter
    14: Involuntary manslaughter
    15: Further homicide and related offences
    16: Non-fatal offences against the person
    17: Sexual offences
    18: Theft
    19: Robbery
    20: Offences of temporary deprivation
    21: Making off without payment
    22: The Fraud Act 2006
    23: Other offences involving fraud
    24: Blackmail and related offences
    25: Burglary and related offences
    26: Handling and related offences
    27: Forgery (Online Chapter)
    28: Offences of damage to property
    29: Computer misuse offences
    30: Obscene communication and publication offences (Online Chapter)
    31: Offences against public order (Online Chapter)
    32: Selected road traffic offences (Online Chapter)

Additional Resources

A selection of online resources accompany this text, including:
· Comprehensive annual legal updates, organized by chapter
· A full bibliography arranged alphabetically and by chapter
· A selection of additional online chapters

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