1st Edition

Criminal Law

ISBN 9780415833257
Published February 19, 2014 by Routledge
312 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

Key Facts Key Cases: Criminal Law will ensure you grasp the main concepts of your Criminal Law module with ease. This book explains the facts and associated case law for:

  • the important concepts of actus reus, mens rea and strict liability
  • the main fatal and non-fatal offences against the person
  • a wide range of property offences
  • general defences
  • the topics of participation and inchoate offences


Key Facts Key Cases is the essential series for anyone studying law at LLB, postgraduate and conversion courses. The series provides the simplest and most effective way to absorb and retain all of the material essential for passing your exams. Each chapter includes:

  • diagrams at the start of chapters to summarise key points
  • structured headings and numbered points to allow for clear recall of the essential points
  • charts and tables to break down more complex information

Chapters are also supported by a Key Cases section which provides the simplest and most effective way to absorb and memorise essential cases needed for exam success.

  • Essential and leading cases are explained
  • The style, layout and explanations are user friendly 
  • Cases are broken down into key components by use of a clear system of symbols for quick and easy visual recognition


Table of Contents

1. Introduction to criminal law  2. Actus reus  3. Mens rea  4. Strict liability  5. Participation  6. Inchoate offences  7. Capacity  8. General defences  9. Mental capacity defences  10. Homicide  11. Non-fatal offences against the person  12. Sexual offences  13. Theft  14. Other offences under the Theft Acts  15. Fraud Act  16. Criminal damage  17. Public order offences

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Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years’ experience as a practicing barrister and has taught law at all levels.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM and Chris Turner LLM, who is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.