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Published: 26 September 2019

680 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198831938

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Criminal Law

Fifteenth Edition

Michael Allen and Ian Edwards

  • The text closely covers all the areas studied on mainstream criminal law courses in sufficient detail without being overwhelming, providing students new to the subject with the ideal balance of coverage
  • The straightforward, jargon-free approach and forthright attitude towards the legal and judicial process helps students feel comfortable with the subject and develop their own critical skills
  • 'Law in Context' boxes frame the law in its practical context, exploring the modern challenges that the law faces today
  • Further reading sections at the end of each chapter provide those preparing essays with a carefully targeted starting point for research
  • Boxed examples, case fact summaries, key points, and questions help to highlight important points, break the text down, and aid effective learning

New to this Edition:

  • A new Key Points feature provides a summary at the end of each chapter
  • Expanded contextual analysis, particularly on the role of the CPS and jury, the relationship between substantvie criminal law and sentencing law, and of sexual offences
  • A new, condensed chapter on theft offences
  • Analysis of key new cases, including Ivy v Genting Casinos UK Ltd [2018], R v Wallace (Berlinah) [2018], R v Taj (Simon) [2018], R v BM [2018], and R v Crilly [2018]