Criminal Law: The Basics
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after September 7, 2021
Criminal Law: The Basics is an insightful introduction to the legal aspects of criminal acts, ranging from battery to burglary and harassment to homicide.
Starting with an in-depth exploration of the very concept of crime, the book considers key questions such as:
- how should we decide what is criminal and what isn’t?
- what is the difference between murder and manslaughter?
- could you ever be guilty of stealing your own property?
- what defences are available to those accused of crime?
Featuring a range of case studies, from the infamous to the bizarre, the new edition has been thoroughly updated to include new material on loss of control; accessorial liability; dishonesty; causation; liability, manslaughter, and sexual offences. Relevant cases, statutes and suggestions for further reading are included throughout, making Criminal Law: The Basics the ideal starting point for anyone studying this area for the first time.
Table of Contents
- Basic Concepts in Criminal Law
- Property Offences
- Accomplice and Inchoate Offences
Jonathan Herring is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and DW Wolf-Clarendon Fellow in Law at Exeter College, Oxford. He is of many books in the areas of criminal law, family law and medical law and ethics.