Criminal Law

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Oxford University Press, Mar 24, 2016 - Criminal law - 520 pages
Do you know the difference between murder and manslaughter? Are you confused by the concept of mens rea and accessorial liability? Criminal Law Directions tackles these and many more questions, introducing you to this exciting area of law. The Directions series has been written with you in mind. The ideal guide as you approach the subject for the first time, this book will help you: - Gain a complete understanding of the topic: just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly - Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear - Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: you'll be introduced to the key areas of debate and given the confidence to question the law - Deepen and test your knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help you tackle assessments with confidence - Elevate your learning: with the ground-work in place you can aspire to take your learning to the next level, with direction provided on how to go further An extensive Online Resource Centre provides a wide range of extra resources to further support you in your studies, including: - Multiple choice questions - Flashcard glossary - Guidance on answering the end of chapter exam questions - Guidance on answering the end of chapter self-test questions Additional lecturer resources include: - Diagrams from the text - A testbank of further multiple choice questions
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to criminal law
1
Chapter 2 Actus reus
21
Chapter 3 Mens rea
54
Chapter 4 Strict vicarious and corporate liability
83
Chapter 5 Murder and voluntary manslaughter
98
Chapter 6 Involuntary manslaughter
134
Chapter 7 Nonfatal offences against the person
160
Chapter 8 Sexual offences
190
Chapter 11 Fraud
299
Chapter 12 Drugs offences
322
incapacity and negating the elements of the offence
339
general defences
375
Chapter 15 Inchoate offences
404
Chapter 16 Accessorial liability
431
Chapter 17 Study skills
457
Glossary
467

Chapter 9 Theft
230
Chapter 10 Other offences against property
266

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About the author (2016)

Nicola Monaghan is currently a PhD candidate and Postgraduate Teaching Associate at the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining Birmingham, she was a Principal Lecturer in Law with many years of experience in teaching and examining criminal law.

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