Complete Criminal Law is supported by clear author commentary, choice extracts, and useful learning features. The explanations and examples in this textbook have been crafted to help students hone their understanding of criminal law.
The Complete titles are ambitious in their scope; they've been carefully developed with teachers to offer law students more than just a presentation of the key concepts. Instead they offer a complete package. Only by building on the foundations of the subject, by showing how the law works, demonstrating its application through extracts from cases and judgments, and by giving students the tools and the confidence to think critically about the law will they gain a complete understanding.
This book is accompanied by free to access online resources for both students and lecturers.
- Annual updates
- Links to relevant websites
- Answer guidance on problem questions and 'thinking points' from the text
- Extra exam style questions with answers guidance
- Test bank of 200 multiple choice questions
About the Author
Janet Loveless, Former Senior Lecturer in Law, London Metropolitan University, Mischa Allen, Senior Lecturer in Law, London Metropolitan University, Caroline Derry, Lecturer in Law, The Open University
The late Janet Loveless was a Senior Lecturer in Law at London Metropolitan University. During her career she was also a member of the LLM Board of London University Examiners and a partner of a London legal aid firm of solicitors.
Mischa Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Law at London Metropolitan University. She has more than 20 years' experience of teaching and examining criminal law on undergraduate and CPE courses.
Caroline Derry is a Lecturer in Law at the Open University. She has practised as a barrister and solicitor, and was previously LLB Law Course Leader at London Metropolitan University.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and general principles
2. Actus reus: Acts, omissions, and causation
3. Mens rea: Intention, recklessness, negligence, and gross negligence
4. Strict, vicarious, and corporate liability
5. Secondary participation: Parties to a crime
6. Homicide I: Murder
7. Homicide II: Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter
8. Defences of incapacity and mental conditions
9. Defences of compulsion
10. Non-fatal offences against the person
11. Sexual offences
12. Property offences I
13. Property offences II: Fraud and making off without payment
14. Property offences III
15. Inchoate offences: Attempt, conspiracy, and assisting and encouraging under The Serious Crime Act 2007