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Published: 17 March 2021

704 Pages


ISBN: 9780198869962

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New Edition

Smith, Hogan, and Ormerod's Essentials of Criminal Law

Fourth Edition

John Child and David Ormerod

  • Combines the authority you would expect from a Smith, Hogan, and Ormerod title with numerous supportive learning features and an eye on developing analytical and assessment skills
  • The text offers a thorough, accessible, and unique introduction to criminal law for the student reader
  • Over 150 figures and tables aid learning and revision, graphically presenting some of the key concepts and principles of criminal law
  • Key cases are highlighted across the chapters with a brief summary of the main facts and judgment
  • Numerous learning features across the text highlight sources for extra reading, assessment advice, and flag common areas of confusion to avoid
  • Each chapter includes a section on reform including noted academic criticism of the law, furthering students' analytical understanding
  • Each chapter ends with a section dedicated to assessment advice, including how to approach problem questions and correctly apply legal knowledge
  • A range of online resources are available, including video tutorials from the authors and students, examination questions with answer guidance from the authors, self-test questions, chapter summaries, and further reading.
  • Also available as an e-book enhanced with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of new cases on a range of topics including dishonesty, foreseeability, loss of control, diminished responsibility, gross negligence manslaughter, offences against the person, deception in sexual offences, and more including Barton and Lawrance
  • More than 400 self-test questions are now available online, including new scenario questions
  • New and refreshed videos from our authors are available online, focused on tricky topics and on how to tackle assessments
  • An audio introduction to each topic is available online

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