Author: Andrew Ashworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2006
Andrew Ashworth addresses the underlying principles and rationales of criminal law, providing students with a depth and maturity of analysis that confronts the major challenges in criminal law. The book incorporates all the recent developments in criminal law, including the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and addresses current controversies such as the debate over the shape of the law of murder and manslaughter; including discussion of the Law Commission's Consultation Paper. This is essential reading for students seeking a sophisticated and critically engaging exploration of the subject.
Author: Jonathan Burchell
Release Date: 2016
The fifth edition of this established work on criminal law now includes detailed discussion of major judicial pronouncements on dolus eventualis (Pistorius), the limits of common purpose liability in its active association form (Dewnath), robbery with aggravating circumstances (Masingili), treason (the Boeremag Treason trial), racketeering/retrospectivity (Sovoi) and consensual child sexual experimentation (Teddy Bear Clinic). With the important entry into force on 9 August 2015 of the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013, definitions of human trafficking and related offences have now become an integral part of our criminal law. Moreover, the transitional provisions on human trafficking in the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 have been replaced with more detailed provisions under this Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013. A significant amendment to abortion law has been effected by the Choice on Termination of 'regnancy Amendment Act 1 of 2008 (assented to 12 February and promulgated 18 February 2008), following the Constitutional Court's judgment in Doctors for Life International v Speaker of the National Assembly 2006 (6) SA 416 (CC). Judgments of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Constitutional Court and legislative amendments relevant to criminal law up until the end of 2015 have been included in this fifth edition of Principles of Criminal Law.
Author: Mike Molan
Release Date: 2013-03-04
Building on "Principles of Criminal Law", this book provides an overview of the key aspects of criminal law doctrine as it applies in England and Wales. This fifth edition includes analysis of important case law and the impact of legislative reform of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in criminal law The Principles of Criminal Law in a Concise, Accessible, and Clear Narrative A concise yet comprehensive overview of criminal law, the Sixth Edition of Principles of Criminal Law is an engaging narrative text ideal for a one-semester course. Rather than focusing on dense citations and lengthy discussions, this text has a clear, accessible tone that will help students grasp the material quickly. Covering a variety of topics, such as white-collar crime, victimless crime, and political crime, as well as major offenses like homicide and sexual assault, chapters focus on real-world applications and include short edited cases, focus boxes, and end-of-chapter practicums. This edition includes updated information on changing marijuana laws, “Stand-Your-Ground” laws, terrorism, and more.
This text adheres to the basic principles of the earlier editions, focusing on the key principles of criminal law, major case law and new statutory provisions to provide a foundation for the comprehensive study of law. It aims to be thought-provoking and informative as well as constantly urging the reader to think further about the nature, extent and effectiveness of the criminal law.
Author: Jerome Hall
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Hall, Jerome. General Principles of Criminal Law. Second Edition. Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Company, . xii, 642 pp. Reprint available January, 2005 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-498-3. Cloth. $125. * The standard one-volume treatise based on classic legal-realist principles. As its title suggests, Hall provides more than a thorough overview of the subject; he analyzes the principles that comprise its foundations with an emphasis on their creation and definition by officials. This process is explored in its chapters on legality, mens rea, harm, causation, punishment, strict liability, ignorance and mistake, necessity and coercion, mental disease, intoxication and criminal attempt, as well as its general chapters on criminology, criminal theory and penal theory. Acclaimed when its first edition appeared in 1947, it has been cited regularly ever since.
Author: Darrell L. Ross
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Close to 60,000 civil lawsuits are filed annually against criminal justice practitioners. This increasing litigation poses a significant problem for law enforcement and other personnel who must ensure they are performing their legal duties within the boundaries of case law. In brief, they not only need a working knowledge of criminal law but a firm grasp on the civil law process as well. Civil Liability in Criminal Justice provides valuable advice and protection to future officers and correctional system employees, introducing them to civil liability generally and the federal law specifically, while indicating steps that can be taken to minimize risks. The text clearly outlines the specific precedents to which both individual staff members and entire agencies must adhere and provides court decisions in common and high-liability areas. This text is one of few on the subject that combines applicable case law and related liability research, a valuable new feature for current and future policy makers and managers. It also provides an overview of current case law in high- liability areas, enhancing student knowledge and practitioner job performance. An enhanced ancillary package now offers support to both students and their instructors as they work to master this complex topic. Exercises based on ethical dilemmas and evidence-based assessments of likely trouble spots in organizational training and policy prepare the reader to avoid costly legal action in the complex worlds of policing and corrections. * Hundreds of cases are referenced throughout the text, including the latest U.S. Supreme Court decisions in civil liability suits against police and corrections officers and their agencies * Provides richly documented research findings regarding recent trends in litigation and financial penalties * Includes current thinking on avoiding lawsuits through training and policy development
Author: Andreas Schloenhardt
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of
Queensland Criminal Law is a comprehensive examination of the principles of criminal law as they relate to the Criminal Code (Qld). It provides a thorough analysis of contemporary criminal justice in Queensland and draws comparisons between relevant developments in common law, federal criminal law, and other jurisdictions.Throughout this text, students are guided through complex materials and difficult concepts with case matrices, tables and flowcharts, while the four-part structure assists in understanding and systematically establishing criminal liability by moving from questions about jurisdiction and general concepts of criminal law, through to the elements of an offence and possible defences.The fifth edition of Queensland Criminal Law encourages students to take a critical approach to law and invites them to reflect on their relationship to the law as citizens, students and potential practitioners.KEY FEATURES OF THIS EDITIONFully updated with the most current legislation, cases and references, including:new homicide offences, including unlawful striking causing death2017 amendments to the prostitution defencenew offences relating to sexual abuse of minorsCase matrices in the Appendix to help students prepare for and answer assessment questionsTables and flowcharts clarify key points and enable students to visualise many of the complexities of general principles and specific offencesFurther reading at the end of each section to direct students towards resources for additional study
This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law, and has been a popular source of assistance to criminal law students for the past quarter century. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors' classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered.
Author: Simon Bronitt
Publisher: Lawbook Company
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Criminal law
Opens with a consideration of the social, economic and historical context of criminal law before examining the principles that form the basis of criminal law in Australia. Case studies of important decisions influencing the development of the law are included and interesting issues are highlighted.
Author: Thomas J. Gardner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-09-28
Highly accessible and student friendly, Gardner and Anderson's CRIMINAL LAW, 13th Edition, combines a traditional presentation and organization with a prescriptive approach to teaching criminal law. A longtime market leader -- a favorite of professors and students alike for over three decades -- is ideal for instructors who want a more narrative, descriptive approach with fewer lengthy case excerpts. Updated throughout, the text exposes students to the language of criminal law without overwhelming them, while delivering comprehensive coverage of all the major components of substantive criminal law. Features like the chapter-opening vignettes, You Be the Judge, and Case Close-Up boxes explore current problems and issues and provide a series of problems/case studies that can be used to focus students on specific learning tasks. This edition also includes updated learning tools that help students of all backgrounds quickly master even complex legal topics. What’s more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Richard G. Singer
Publisher: Aspen Pub
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Employing the successful Examples & Explanations format, Examples & Explanations: Criminal Law, draws on well-known cases that have not made the appellate courts or in some cases haven't even gone to litigation. the fifth edition includes cutting edge examples and explanations based on prescription drug-induced sleepwalking, death caused by abuse of time-release pain-killing patches, and void-for-vagueness challenges to laws limiting where sex offenders can live or travel. Among the attributes that make this study aid an excellent resource: Unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations pedagogy --Combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test students' comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying information to fact patterns. The questions, in which there are a variety of issues in one fact situation, are similar to those on a law school or bar examination and therefore provide students with practice they need to excel on exams. The author uses well-known cases that have not made the appellate courts or haven't gone to litigation to make the material current and easily applicable. Extensive material on new excuses, such as Prozac, Serotonin, Testosterone. Recent Supreme Court cases on the insanity defense and the diminished capacity defense (such as Arizona v. Clark and Dixon v. United States). Explanations include analysis of both prosecution and defense, which provides additional valuable exam-writing skills for students. Readable and engaging material that often incorporates popular culture and humor to spark interest in students. Straightforward presentation with clear, introductory text enables students to understand and apply principles. An abundance of visual aids--Graphs, charts and other illustrations-- are used to demonstrate legal standards and concepts. Updated to reflect recent developments in the news and case law since the last edition, the Fifth Edition offers: Coverage of the debate on torture, including issues of necessity and whether those who participated in waterboarding may rely on the advice of the office of legal counsel. The Supreme Court and ex post facto. Florida self-defense and right-to-carry laws. 2009 Supreme Court decisions on mens rea and the "greater crime" theory. Update on the "dog maul" case, with explicit examination of the various definitions of malice aforethought given by the California courts Examples and explanations that address drive-by shootings and attempted murder.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Principles of Criminal Law. In this book, you will learn topics such as BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF A CRIMINAL ACT, INCHOATE OR ANTICIPATORY CRIMES AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY, DEFENSES, and HOMICIDE plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Author: Russell Weaver
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2016-01
This book gives you everything you need to know about basic criminal procedure principles, presented in a no-nonsense fashion. It includes references to recent, relevant decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Principles of Criminal Procedure contains helpful study devices such as "focal points" at the beginning of each chapter, and "points to remember" at the end of each section. This is the only study aid you will need to help you understand basic criminal procedure principles in U.S. law.