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Published: 23 May 2013

608 Pages | Flowcharts and diagrams


ISBN: 9780199657209

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Criminal Law

Fourth Edition

Claire de Than and Russell Heaton

  • The lively writing style ensures that even the most complicated aspects of criminal law are clearly explained and outlined in an engaging way
  • Offers a unique, in-depth analysis of the elements of criminal offences, an increasingly important topic on the criminal law syllabus
  • Structured learning features are integrated throughout the chapters to help students engage with the subject and develop their knowledge further
  • Running examples in each chapter provide scenarios to help clarify points of law and aid understanding
  • Flowcharts and diagrams offer a useful visual tool to illustrate the more complex offences and defences
  • The 'Hot 100 cases' online compendium provides a valuable supplementary resource for further study and revision

New to this Edition:

  • Full account of recent legal developments, including the reforms to voluntary manslaughter under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and subsequent case law
  • Discussion of recent cases and reform proposals in many fields, including manslaughter, joint enterprise, sexual offences, and defences
  • Additional flowcharts and diagrams to assist in understanding of complex areas of the law
  • The Hot 100 cases which are available on the Online Resource Centre are clearly marked in the text
  • New online features added, including extra content for the Hot 100 case summaries

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