Author: Andrew Ashworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2009
Principles of Criminal Law, now in its sixth edition, takes a distinctly different approach to the study of criminal law, while still covering all of the vital topics found on criminal law courses. Uniquely theoretical, it seeks to elucidate the underlying principles and theoretical foundations of the criminal law, and aims to critically engage readers by contextualizing and analyzing the law. This edition continues to fulfil this remit, while incorporating all of the most recent developments, such as the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the Serious Crime Act 2007, the Law Commission report on murder, the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, and the Fraud Act 2006. This is essential reading for students seeking a sophisticated and critically engaging exploration of the subject.
Author: Jeremy Horder
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law, now in its eight edition, takes a distinctly different approach to the study of criminal law, whilst still covering all of the vital topics found on criminal law courses. Uniquely theoretical, it seeks to elucidate the underlying principles andtheoretical foundations of the criminal law, and aims to critically engage readers by contextualizing and analysing the law. This is essential reading for students seeking a sophisticated and critically engaging exploration of the subject.The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre housing a full bibliography as well as a selection of useful web links.
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: Jonathan Herring
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2014-04-24
This edition of Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers an exceptional depth of analysis, a wealth of cases and materials all set within the theoretical context of criminal law. The effective two-part structure of each chapter in the book - the first part explaining the law as it is, the second examining the theoretical aspects - ensures that readers not only gain a secure understanding of the law itself but also acquire a fundamental appreciation of the surrounding philosophical and ethical debates. Important theoretical material is made accessible to students through a particularly engaging writing style. The author's clarity of expression brings the subject to life and places the law in context. This text is an essential and complete resource for all those wanting to get to grips with the always fascinating and sometimes challenging area of criminal law. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, offering updates to the law following publication, useful weblinks, and guidance on answering questions in the book. Video footage of the author talking about the book and his approach to criminal law provides the perfect introduction to your studies.
Author: Norman Garland
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Social Science
The seventh edition of Criminal Evidence presents the basic concepts of criminal evidence applied in the criminal justice environment. The text includes a description of the trial process, types of evidence, the rules relating to relevance, hearsay (including the Confrontation Clause), documentary evidence, qualification of witnesses, privileges, presumptions, judicial notice, photographs, and character. The text also presents the principles relating to the impact of the Constitution of the United States on the admissibility of evidence (i.e. search and seizure, admissions and confessions, the right to counsel, identification procedures), and principles relating to the law enforcement professional as a witness. It is written in a clear, lively, and personal style to appeal to criminal justice professionals and students on the way to becoming professionals.
Author: Wayne Lafave
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Expertly written to provide comprehensive coverage of the most crucial issues in a course, the Concise Hornbook Series features concise analyses by prominent scholars of basic areas of the law. The Series focuses on core principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the subject matter. LaFave's Principles of Criminal Law provides detailed discussion on the topics of responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes and accomplice liability. The book also gives attention to subjects such as causation, insanity and conspiracy.
Author: Guyora Binder
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Many controversies in American criminal law reflect the tension between older and newer conceptions of the purposes of punishment. The English common law of crimes enforced a royal peace by conditioning punishment on unauthorized force and harm to particular victims. The story of American criminal law has been the emergence of a more utilitarian conception of criminal offending as the imposition of risk or the violation of consent, combined with culpability. This conception is reflected in the Model Penal Code and many state codes. Yet understanding contemporary criminal law requires that we also remember the model of offending as trespass against sovereignty out of which it emerged. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Criminal Law reviews the development of American criminal law and explains its key concepts and persistent controversies in light of its history. These key concepts include retribution and prevention as purposes of punishment; the requirements of a criminal act and a culpable mental state; criteria of causal responsibility; modes of violating consent; inchoate offenses, including attempt and conspiracy; doctrines of participation in crime; and defenses of justification and excuse.
Author: Richard G. Singer
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2018-04-23
A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester:
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: William Wilson
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Written by a leading academic in this field, Criminal Law combines coverage of the core legal principles with discussion of the theories and academic debates which underpin the subject. A range of hypothetical examples to illustrate problematic case scenarios and further reading suggestions are also included throughout the book making Criminal Law the ideal companion to support you in your study.
Author: Richard Barnhorst
Release Date: 2009-03-02
Genre: Criminal law
Criminal Law and the Canadian Criminal Code, 5th Editionis written specifically for those who need to understand the principles of criminal law and the offences under the Canadian Criminal Code. The text has always been known for its clear writing style and precise presentation of concepts, and it continues to be an indispensable reference for anyone interested in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.With over 500 referenced cases, legislation updates, new sections on The Youth Criminal Justice Act and The Narcotic Control Act, and discussion of recent courtroom decisions, the 5th Edition focuses on the applications of the Canadian Criminal Code. Like earlier editions,Criminal Law and the Canadian Criminal Code, 5th Editionwill help prepare people for careers in law and law enforcement.
Author: Janet Loveless
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Complete Criminal Law is supported by clear author commentary, choice extracts, and useful learning features. The explanations and examples in this textbook have been crafted to help students hone their understanding of criminal law. The Complete titles are ambitious in their scope; they've been carefully developed with teachers to offer law students more than just a presentation of the key concepts. Instead they offer a complete package. Only by building on the foundations of the subject, by showing how the law works, demonstrating its application through extracts from cases and judgments, and by giving students the tools and the confidence to think critically about the law will they gain a complete understanding. This book is accompanied by free to access online resources for both students and lecturers. For students - Annual updates - Links to relevant websites - Answer guidance on problem questions and 'thinking points' from the text - Extra exam style questions with answers guidance For lecturers - Test bank of 200 multiple choice questions