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Published: 16 May 2013

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780199672684

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Chapter 1

Principles of Criminal Law

Seventh Edition

Andrew Ashworth and Jeremy Horder

  • Goes beyond the traditional format and structure of criminal law textbooks, offering an original and successful blend of doctrinal and theoretical analysis, encouraging students to think beyond issues of policy and theory towards a deeper understanding of the subject
  • Concise yet thorough explanation of complicated arguments with a fluent style that engages readers, making the law and its theoretical background accessible
  • Refers to a wide variety of useful resources for students both in the main body of the text and in footnotes and further reading lists, providing students with a definitive research and reference tool

New to this Edition:

  • This new edition takes full account of the effect of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 on the law of homicide, and includes discussion of R v Clinton, Parker and Evans [2012] EWCA Crim 2 (loss of self-control), and R v Dowds [2012] EWCA Crim 281 (diminished responsibility).
  • The chapter on Complicity has also been substantially revised, in part to take account of recent cases such as R v ABCD [2010] EWCA Crim 1622.

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