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Criminal law

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD7869

Edition Details

  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: Butterworths core text series.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/criminal-law-92798/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Online version: Padfield, Nicola. Criminal law. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, ©2006 (OCoLC)891718342

Short Description

XXXIII, 312 pages ; 24 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Criminal law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Nicola Padfield.
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Copyright Date: 2006
  • Location: Oxford
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 44 editions
  • First edition Date: 1998
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD7869
  • Dewey Code: 345.42
  • ISBN: 0199289743 9780199289745
  • OCLC: 65538561

Publisher Description:

Now in its fifth edition, this popular text presents a clear and stimulating approach to the criminal law. Combining text with numerous case summaries, the student is provided with an up-to-date analysis of the key areas and key cases covered on undergraduate criminal law courses and with a
concise exposition of recent academic commentary and current proposals for law reform.

Main Contents

Introduction
The conduct element of a crime
Criminal states of mind
Incapacitating conditions
General defences
Accomplices
Inchoate offences
Homicide
Crimes of non-fatal VIolence
Sexual offences
Theft and offences of deception
Criminal damage and public order offences
Crimes against the environment.

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface to the fifth edition v
Table of abbreviations VII
Table of statutes XV
Table of cases XVI
1 Introduction 1
Purposes of criminal law 3
The relationship between law and morals 4
Grading crimes 5
Criminal law in context: the criminal justice process 7
The rules of procedure and evidence 9
The role of the jury 9
Sentencing 10
Sources of criminal law 11
The Human Rights Act 1998 13
The European Union 15
Reform and codification 16
The Law Commission 17
FURTHER READING 19
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 20
2 The conduct element of a crime 21
Actus reus and mens rea 21
Voluntary acts 22
Liability for omissions 24
Causation 28
State of affairs 35
FURTHER READING 36
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 36
3 Criminal states of mind 38
Intention 39
Knowledge and belief 45
Recklessness 46
Negligence 51
Transferred malice 53
Vicarious liability 55
Strict liability 55
FURTHER READING 60
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 60
4 Incapacitating conditions 62
Introduction 62
Childhood 63
Mental disorder 65
Unfitness to plead 65
Insanity 67
Automatism 72
Intoxication 73
Corporate liability 79
FURTHER READING 82
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 83
5 General defences 84
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Introduction 84
Justifications and excuses 86
Consent 87
Duress 94
Necessity 99
Duress of circumstances 102
Mistake 105
Self-defence and the prevention of crime 108
Lawful chastisement 111
FURTHER READING 113
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 113
6 Accomplices 114
Introduction 114
Principals and accessories 115
Joint enterprise/common purpose 122
Concealing offences 131
FURTHER READING 131
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 132
7 Inchoate offences 133
Introduction 133
Attempt 135
Conspiracy 141
Incitement 147
FURTHER READING 152
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 152
8 Homicide 153
Murder 154
Voluntary manslaughter 157
Diminished responsibility 157
Provocation 162
Suicide pacts 172
Involuntary manslaughter 173
Constructive manslaughter 174
Reckless/gross negligence manslaughter 176
Causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult 181
Causing death by dangerous driving 182
Offences against the foetus 183
Infanticide 185
Mercy killings/euthanasia 186
Homicide reform: the way forward?
187
FURTHER READING 188
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 189
9 Crimes of non-fatal VIolence 190
Introduction 190
Grievous bodily harm with intent (Intentional serious VIolence) 191
Inflicting grievous bodily harm or wounding (reckless serious VIolence) 193
Assault occasioning actual bodily harm (causing some injury) 197
Common assault and battery 199
Threats 202
Protection from harassment 202
Administering poison 204
Treason and terrorism 205
Torture 206
The Law Commission's proposals 207
Racially aggravated offences 208
FURTHER READING 209
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 209
10 Sexual offences 211
Introduction 211
Rape 214
Assault by penetration 219
Sexual assault 220
Causing sexual activity without consent 222
Child sex offences 223
Incest (familial sexual offences) 223
Offences against persons with a mental disorder 225
Preparatory offences 226
Offences connected with prostitution 226
Bigamy 227
FURTHER READING 228
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 229
11 Theft and offences of deception 230
Introduction 230
Theft 231
Robbery 243
Burglary 244
Aggravated burglary 246
Abstracting electricity 247
Blackmail 247
Deception offences 248
The Fraud Bill 2005 258
Making off without payment 260
Handling stolen goods 261
FURTHER READING 264
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS: 264
12 Criminal damage and public order offences 266
Introduction 266
Criminal damage and arson 269
Public order offences 272
Riot 272
Violent disorder 273
Affray 274
Fear or provocation of VIolence 276
Intentionally causing harassment, alarm, or distress 277
Harassment, alarm, or distress 277
Other offences of public order 279
FURTHER READING 280
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 280
13 Crimes against the environment 282
Introduction 282
Examples of environmental offences 286
Conclusion 291
FURTHER READING 292
SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 292
Index

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