Textbook on Criminal Law

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Oxford University Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Criminal law - 558 pages
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The ninth edition of Textbook on Criminal Law continues to closely match the coverage requirements of criminal law courses. The concise and lively writing style adopted brings clarity to the subject without compromising accuracy and detail. The popularity of the book lies in its engaginganalysis that draws the student in, displaying a welcome lack of restraint when challenging the decisions of the judiciary or the legislature. The author draws on his considerable teaching and examining experience to make complex areas easily understable through a straightforward and jargon free approach that helps students feel comfortable with the subject, whilst encouraging wider debate on the underlying principles. Students studyingcriminal law for the first time are provided with the ideal balance of coverage and detail that makes the subject accessible. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering twice-yearly updates to key cases and legislation.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Actus reus
17
3 Mens rea
53
4 Negligence and strict liability
101
5 Capacity and incapacitating conditions
121
6 General defences
169
7 Parties to crime
215
8 Inchoate offences
261
9 Homicide
309
10 Nonfatal offences against the person
351
theft and related offences
421
12 Fraud
477
13 Further offences under the Theft Acts
503
14 Criminal damage
531
Index
545
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About the author (2007)

Michael Allen is a Commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission and was formerly Professor of Law at Newcastle Law School.

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