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5th Edition

Criminal Law

ISBN 9781843926962
Published September 17, 2007 by Willan
480 Pages

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Book Description

This textbook covers the Criminal Law option of the A-level law syllabus, and provides an ideal introduction for anybody coming to the subject for the first time. 

Criminal Law covers all A-level syllabuses/specification requirements, and is written by the principal examiner and principal assistant examiner in Criminal Law for one of the major examination boards. It contains extensive case illustration, and a range of examination related questions and activities. There is a special focus on key skills, and on the new synoptic assessment syllabus requirements. 

This fully updated third edition builds upon the success of the first two editions.


  • provides coverage of OCR and AQA specifications
  • is endorsed by OCR for use with the Criminal Law option
  • includes new OCR synoptic assessment source materials (for use in examinations in June 2005) with additional guidance
  • discusses new legislation and cases including Sexual Offences Act 2003, Andrews, Bollom, G and R, Rowland, Safi and others, Weller, Z.  

Table of Contents

Part 1: General Principles 1  1. Actus Reus and Mers Rea  2. Liability for Omissions  3. Recklessness  4. Strict Liability  Part 2: Homicide  5. Murder  6. Voluntary Manslaughter  7. Involuntary Manslaughter  Part 3: Offences Against the Person  8. Non-fatal Offences Against the Person  9. Consent  Part 4: Offences Against Property  10. Theft and Making Off  11. Robbery  12. Burglary  13. Criminal damage  Part 5: Defences  14. Intoxication  15. Insanity  16. Automatism  17. Mistake  18. Duress  19. Self-defence and the Prevention of Crime  Part 6: General Principles 2  20. Participation  21. Attempts  22. Conspiracy and Incitement  Part 7: General Questions on Criminal Law  23. Criminal Law in Context  24. Sources of Law  25. OCR New Specification Materials  26. Objective Questions 27. Key Skills  28. Legal Resources on the Internet  29. Answers Guide  30. Suggested Answers to OCR Section C Objective Questions

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Alan Lidbury is the Principal Examiner of A-level Law, UK.

Tony Storey is the Principal Assistant Examiner of A-level Law, UK.