Complete Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

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OUP Oxford, May 17, 2012 - Law - 818 pages
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Complete Criminal Law: Text, Cases, & Materials offers a student-centered approach to the criminal law syllabus. Clear and concise explanation of general legal principles is combined with fully integrated extracts from the leading cases and a wide range of academic materials. The extracts have been carefully selected to ensure that they are detailed enough to illustrate the point of law under consideration, but succinct enough not to disrupt the flow of the text or to intimidate the student new to the study of criminal law. The book has been carefully structured with the needs of the student firmly in mind. Each chapter begins with basic principles, and gradually covers all the core topics a student needs to know. Unique to this textbook is the extent to which the law is placed firmly in its social context. This will reinforce understanding by relating essential aspects of the law to vital social and moral problems. Throughout the text a range of learning features are employed to consolidate understanding and encourage application: thinking points containing reflective and short answer questions, definition boxes, summary points, diagrams, and problem/essay questions (with guidance on answering all questions on the accompanying Online Resource Centre). Chapter summaries and further reading recommendations provide the perfect springboard for further research. This innovative text aims to engage the reader in an active approach to learning and to stimulate reflection about the role of criminal law in society. Online Resource Centre Student resources - 6-monthly updates - Links to relevant websites - Guideline answers to problem questions and thinking points - Exam style questions with guideline answers on hot exam topics Lecturer resources - Test bank of 200 multiple choice questions

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Table of cases
Table of statutes
Chapter 1 Introduction and General Principles
Acts Omissions and Causation
Intention Recklessness Negligence and Gross Negligence
Chapter 4 Strict Vicarious and Corporate Liability
Parties to a Crime
Chapter 8 Defences of Incapacity and Mental Conditions
Chapter 9 General Defences
Chapter 10 Nonfatal Offences against the Person
Chapter 11 Sexual Offences
Chapter 12 Property Offences 1
Fraud and Making off Without Payment
Chapter 14 Property Offences 3
Attempt Conspiracy and Assisting and Encouraging under The Serious Crime Act 2007

Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter

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About the author (2012)

Janet Loveless is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Law, Governance and international Relations, London Metropolitan University. She has been a member of the LLM Board of London University Examiners, a Director of the Legal Practice Course and a partner of a London legal aid firm of solicitors.

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