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Criminal law

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Claire De Than
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford,United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2013]
  • Publication Type (Medium): Examinations, Examinations, questions, etc
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
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Short Description

XXXIX, 567 pages : ILlustrations ; 25 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: Claire De Than, BA (HONS) LLB, LLM, Director of Student Experience and Senior Lecturer, City Law School, City University London; Russell Heaton, LLB, Former Principal Lecturer in Law, Department of Academic Legal Studies, Nottingham Trent University.
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 5 editions
  • First edition Date: 2013
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD7869
  • Dewey Code: 345.42
  • ISBN: 9780199657209 0199657203
  • OCLC: 826658711

Publisher Description:

em>Criminal Law, Fourth Edition, offers a unique, in-depth analysis of the elements of criminal offenses in the UK. Using a logical structure and a lively writing style, authors Claire de Than and Russell Heaton ensure that even the most complicated aspects of criminal law are explained in a clear and engaging manner, allowing students to develop a full appreciation of the fundamentals.
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 offenses and defenses.
The accompanying Companion Website includes a “Hot 100 Cases” database with summaries of key criminal law cases and a bonus chapter on Vicarious and Corporate Liability ( law/criminal/heaton4e)

Main Contents

Actus reus
Mens rea and fault
Non-fatal offences against the person
Sexual offences
General defences I : age and insanity
General defences II : automatism, intoxication, mistake and self-defence
General defences III : duress, necessity and marital coercion
Offences against property I : theft
Offences against property II : fraud
Offences against property III
Strict liability
Secondary participation in crime
Inchoate offences.

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