A second edition of the overview of the fundamentals of English criminal law, which examines the principles of criminal liability and the central offences against persons and property, considering controversial aspects of the law, as well as topical issues. Also, some criticisms of the law as it stands are discussed.
Cremona and Herring provide an approachable and thorough overview of the fundamentals of English criminal law. The book examines the principles of criminal liability and the central offences against persons and property highlighting controversial aspects of the law, as well as considering topical issues including the Draft Criminal Code. Legislation and recent caselaw are explained in accessible language and some of the criticisms and analysis of the law are discussed. Features of this second fully updated edition include a completely new chapter, which considers some of the principles which underlie criminal law. There are new sections on computer crimes, blackmail and forgery.
PART I BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY - Introduction to criminal law - Procedures and structures of criminal law - The external elements - The mental element - Causation - Strict and vicarious liability - PART II OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON - Assaults - Sexual offences - Murder - Manslaughter - PART III OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY - Theft - Deception offences - Offences connected to theft - Other offences against property - PART IV DEFENCES - Denial of elements of offences - Defences - PART V PARTICIPATION IN CRIME - Complicity in crime - Inchoate offence - PART VI THE PROPOSALS FOR A CRIMINAL CODE - The draft criminal code - Bibliography - Index -
Criminal Law by Marise Cremona
Palgrave Law Masters
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