A concise yet authoritative introduction; this popular text offers a stimulating account of the key topics in criminal law illustrated through numerous case summaries. Exposition of the most recent case law and academic commentaries ensures a solid grounding in the subject.
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Nicola Padfield is Senior Lecturer at the Law Faculty, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She has published widely on criminal law and criminal justice, and is the author of a number of books. A qualified Barrister, she sits as a recorder in the Crown Court and is a Bencher of the Middle Temple. She is the editor of Archbold Review.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. The conduct element of a crime; 3. Criminal states of mind; 4. Incapacitating conditions; 5. General defences; 6. Accomplices; 7. Inchoate offences; 8. Homicide; 9. Crimes of non-fatal violence; 10. Sexual offences; 11. Theft, fraud and other property offences; 12. Criminal damage and public order offences; 13. Crimes against the environment
Criminal Law by Nicola Padfield
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