Criminal Law

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Oxford University Press, 2016 - Criminal law - 432 pages
Criminal Law provides a concise account of all the relevant aspects of criminal law in a manageable and thought-provoking way. Underpinned by the author's expert insight, this is an essential introductory guide to criminal law. In an area where case law is so integral to effective understanding of the different legal principles, Criminal Law provides numerous key case summaries to help students remember the key points of law, with an authoritative guiding commentary to help them think critically about and around the subject. Students are able to consolidate their own learning through supporting chapter summaries, further reading, and self-test questions throughout the book.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The conduct element of a crime
21
3 Criminal states of mind
46
4 Incapacitating conditions
76
5 General defences
108
6 Accomplices
154
7 Inchoate offences
179
8 Homicide
216
9 Crimes of nonfatal violence
259
10 Sexual offences
286
11 Theft fraud and other property offences
316
12 Criminal damage and publicorder offences
357
Index
375
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About the author (2016)

Nicola Padfield is a Reader in Criminal and Penal Justice at the Law Faculty and Master of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. A qualified barrister, she has published widely on criminal law and criminal justice and is a Bencher of the Middle Temple.

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