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Published: 21 July 2016

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780198778318

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Criminal Law

Tenth Edition

Nicola Padfield

Core Texts Series

  • Written by a leading academic within the field, this text provides an authoritative account of the core issues in criminal law today
  • Numerous case summaries introduce students to the key cases in criminal law and illustrate the subject's fundamental principles and policies
  • Each chapter includes a summary, further reading, and self-test questions, enabling students to consolidate their understanding of each topic and explore the subject further
  • Thoughtful discussion of topical issues and current debates clarifies complex judgments and encourages students to think critically about this area of law

New to this Edition:

  • Up-to-date coverage of recent case law, including R (Collins) v Secretary of State for Justice (2016), Wells (2015), Maghee v CPS (2014), Gurpinar (2015), and Pace and Rogers (2014)
  • Coverage of the new statutory offences to be found in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, the Serious Crime Act 2015, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • Proposals from the Law Commission, including their final recommendations to Government on Reform of Offences Against the Person (2015)

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