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1st Edition

French Criminal Law

ISBN 9781843924500
Published May 1, 2001 by Willan
256 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides a clear and accessible account and analysis of French criminal law in English, the first to have been written.

French criminal law has been highly influential in the development of criminal law in civil law countries around the world, and a knowledge of French criminal law has become increasingly important in view of the internationalisation and Europeanisation of criminal law.

The book provides a historical introduction to the development of French criminal law, and a chapter on French criminal procedure to provide the context for an understanding of substantive criminal law. Subsequent chapters cover the general principles of French criminal law, analysing actus reus, mens rea, parties to crime, inchoate offences and general defences. The major offences are then considered chapter by chapter, and an Appendix provides in both French and English the key provisions of the French Criminal Code.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Translation of French legal terminology  1. The evolution of French criminal law  2. French criminal practice  3. Actus reus  4. Mens rea  5. Parties to crime  6. Inchoate offences  7. General defences  8. Genocide and other crimes against humanity  9. Voluntary homicide offences  10. Involuntary homicide offences  11. Non-fatal offences against the person  12. Rape  13. Property offences  14. Drug offences  Appendix: key provisions of the French criminal code in English and French

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Catherine Elliott is a qualified solicitor who has practiced in the City and in Bristol. She has also undertaken anti drugs work in Peru and humanitarian work in Uganda. She currently works on a voluntary basis as an advocate/adviser with Age Concern and is a non executive director with the Devon and Cornwall Probation Service and with Guinness Care and Support.