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Criminal Law

Fourth Edition

Claire de Than and Russell Heaton

May 2013

ISBN: 9780199657209

608 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £42.99

A comprehensible evaluation of the subject written in an engaging manner and illustrated with running examples showing how the law works in practice. Learning features throughout the chapters and additional materials on the Online Resource Centre, including the Hot 100 Cases database, help to structure study and revision.

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A comprehensible evaluation of the subject written in an engaging manner and illustrated with running examples showing how the law works in practice. Learning features throughout the chapters and additional materials on the Online Resource Centre, including the Hot 100 Cases database, help to structure study and revision.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Claire de Than, Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Experience, City University London, and Russell Heaton, Formerly Principal Lecturer in Law, Department of Academic Legal Studies, Nottingham Trent University

Claire de Than is a Senior Lecturer at City University, where she is also Director of Student Experience. She teaches and researches in the field of criminal law and human rights law (domestic and international).

Russell Heaton was formerly a Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. He taught criminal law and employment law. His research interests are in the field of criminal law, particularly theft and property offences.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:Actus Reus
    3:Mens Rea and Fault
    4:Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person
    5:Sexual Offences
    6:Homicide
    7:General Defences I: Age and Insanity
    8:General Defences II: Automatism, Intoxication, Mistake and Self-Defence
    9:General Defences III: Duress, Necessity and Marital Coercion
    10:Offences Against Property I: Theft
    11:Offences Against Property II: Fraud
    12:Offences Against Property III
    13:Strict Liability
    14:Secondary Participation in Crime
    15:Inchoate Offences

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