Textbook on Criminal Law / Edition 3

Textbook on Criminal Law / Edition 3

by Michael J. B. Allen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1854314475

ISBN-13: 9781854314475

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Criminal law is a subject of great complexity which students find both fascinating and frustrating. The complexity is in large part caused by the uncertainty created by the courts, who fail to understand or adhere to fundamental principles.

Criminal law is a subject of great complexity which students find both fascinating and frustrating. Traditionally, textbooks

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Criminal law is a subject of great complexity which students find both fascinating and frustrating. The complexity is in large part caused by the uncertainty created by the courts, who fail to understand or adhere to fundamental principles.

Criminal law is a subject of great complexity which students find both fascinating and frustrating. Traditionally, textbooks contain more detail than students require and may themselves add to this confusion. This book states clearly both the principles fundamental tpo criminal liability, and the current state of the law in the areas covered by most criminal law courses. In addition, it highlights those areas where there is confusion, helping students to meet the intellectual challenge which criminal law presents, and to negotiate those areas where frustration might creep in.

This edition has been revised throughout to incorporate recent statutory developments, such as:

the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the Criminal Justice Act 1993 and the Sexual Offences Act 1993

and important decisions, such as those of the House of Lords in "Brown" on consent, "Kingston" on involuntary intoxication, "Adomako" on manslaughter and "C v DPP" on the criminal capacity of children, and those of the Court of Appeal in "Scarlett" on self-defence and "Attorney-General's References Nos 1 and 3 of 1992" on attempt.

Michael J. Allen is the co-author of "Elliott and Wood's Casebook on Criminal Law", "Sentencing Law and Practice" and "Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854314475
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
468

Table of Contents

Actus reus
mens rea
negligence and strict liability
capacity and incapacitating conditions
general defences
parties to crime
inchoate offences
homicide
non-fatal offences against the person
offences under the Theft Acts 1968 and 1978 - theft and related offences
offences involving deception
further offences under the Theft Acts
criminal damage.

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