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Published: 22 February 2018

528 Pages


ISBN: 9780198811824

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Criminal Law Directions

Fifth Edition

Nicola Monaghan


  • Gain a complete understanding of the topic: we won't overload or leave your students short, just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly
  • Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear
  • Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: we'll introduce the key areas of debate and give your students the confidence to question the law
  • Direct and consolidate their knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help your students tackle assessments with confidence
  • Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place you can aspire to take learning to the next level, the authors provide direction on going further

New to this Edition:

  • Chapter 16 on accessorial liability has been updated to include the landmark Supreme Court decision in R v Jogee [2016]
  • Chapter 7 now includes more detail on the Law Commission's recommendations on reforming the offences against the person
  • Chapter 13 includes a discussion on the Law Commission's proposals in respect of unfitness to plead
  • Coverage of new cases, including, R v Bawa-Garba (2016) and R v Kimel (2016) on causation; R (on the application of Charles) v Criminal Cases Review Commission (2017) on intention; McDonald (2016) on loss of control; Golds (2016), Squelch (2017), Conroy (2017), R v Joyce; R v Kay (2017), Lindo (2016), Blackman (2017) and Wilcocks (2017) on diminished responsibility; Hayes (2016) on dishonesty; R v Abi-Khalil; R v Porja (2017) on the supply of controlled drugs; R v Marcantonio (2016) on unfitness to plead; R v Jogee (2016), R v Skinner and others (2016), R v Johnson and others (2016), R v Varley (2017) and R v Agera and others (2017) on accessorial liability

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