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6th Edition

Unlocking Criminal Law

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ISBN 9781138657632
Published June 21, 2017 by Routledge
618 Pages

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Book Description

UNLOCKING CRIMINAL LAW will help you grasp the main concepts of the subject with ease. Containing accessible explanations in clear and precise terms that are easy to understand, it provides an excellent foundation for learning and revising Criminal Law.

The information is clearly presented in a logical structure and the following features support learning helping you to advance with confidence:

    • Clear learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter set out the skills and knowledge you will need to get to grips with the subject
    • Key Facts boxes throughout each chapter allow you to progressively build and consolidate your understanding
    • End-of-chapter summaries provide a useful check-list for each topic
    • Cases and judgments are highlighted to help you find them and add them to your notes quickly
    • Frequent activities and self-test questions are included so you can put your knowledge into practice
    • Sample essay questions with annotated answers prepare you for assessment
    • Glossary of legal terms clarifies important definitions


Table of Contents

Part 1: Concepts in Criminal Law  1. Introduction to criminal law 2. Actus reus 3. Mens rea 4. Strict liability 5. Parties to a crime 6. Inchoate offences 7. Capacity 8. General defences 9. Mental Capacity Defences  Part 2: Specific Offences  10. Homicide 11. Non-fatal offences against the person 12. Sexual offences 13. Theft 14. Robbery, burglary and other offences in the Theft Acts 15. Fraud 16. Criminal Damage 17. Public Order Offences

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