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Published: 20 July 2018

1,216 Pages


ISBN: 9780198807094

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Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Criminal Law

Fifteenth Edition

David Ormerod and Karl Laird

  • Regarded as the 'bible' of the subject, this first-class textbook offer a highly authoritative account of criminal law, and is frequently cited in court
  • Includes detailed exposition of the general principles of criminal law, helping students to understand this complex subject
  • Discussion of important academic literature is woven into each chapter helping to give a rounded understanding of the subject
  • Thorough online updates are provided annually

New to this Edition:

  • Analysis of the latest developments in case law, including, Jogee on secondary liability; Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd on dishonesty; Taylor on causation and strict liability; Golds on diminished responsibility; Brandford and Joseph on duress; Ray and Riddell on self-defence; Kay, Joyce, Lindo, and Blackman on diminished responsibility; Mcgrory and B on loss of control; Sellu, Rose, and Bawa-Garba on gross negligence manslaughter
  • Coverage of parties to crime has been extensively rewritten to take account of the Supreme Court's seminal judgment in Jogee
  • Significant amendments have been made to reflect the changes to the Ghosh test made by the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd