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Published: 22 June 2021

696 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198869931

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Criminal Law

Sixteenth 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 and jargon-free approach 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:

  • Revised and updated Law in Context features, including discussions on Covid-19 and the criminal law, defences available to those that murder an abusive partner, and on the definition of hate crimes
  • A new section on the Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Analysis of the latest case law developments and legislation, including Barton & Booth [2020], Lawrence [2020], R. (on the application of Mohamed) v Waltham Forest LBC [2020], Foy [2020], Smith (Andrew) [2020], and the Sentencing Act 2020

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