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Published: 26 July 2019

680 Pages


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
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

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] -Updated references to the latest policy guidance from the CPS and the to Sentencing Council's latest sentencing guidelines.
  • A revised first chapter that offers students an in-depth contextual understanding of the principles underpinning the law, key aspects of criminal procedure, and the social contexts in which the ciminal law functions.
  • Revised and updated 'Law in context' features offering students topical contextual insights into the law under discussion, including a new feature in chapter 11 on 'procedure and evidence in rape trials'.

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