Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Text, Cases, & Materials on Criminal Law (12th edition)

David Ormerod; Karl Laird
Pub date
Jul 2017
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Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Text, Cases, & Materials on Criminal Law is a thorough and accessible guide to criminal law, combining extracts from key cases and statutes, together with invaluable extracts from expert reports and articles. Ormerod and Laird expertly guide the reader through the various facets of the law while posing numerous questions for further investigation and reflection. The contents of the twelfth edition have been substantially revised and restructured to closely match the structure of contemporary courses. This new edition includes significantly more explanatory text and third-party critical commentary, ensuring that the book is suitable for use as a core textbook. This book provides the law student with everything they need to develop a thorough understanding of this fascinating subject. Online Resource Centre www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/sho/ This book is accompanied by a selection of online resources, including detailed annual updates, useful web links, and outline answer guidance to selected in-text questions.


1 Introduction
2 The elements of a crime
3 Causation
4 Omissions
5 Mens rea
6 Strict liability
7 Murder
8 Voluntary manslaughter
9 Involuntary manslaughter
10 Non-fatal offences against the person
11 Consent and offences against the person
12 Sexual offences
13 Theft, burglary, and robbery
14 Fraud
15 Handling, blackmail and making off
16 Criminal damage
17 Complicity
18 Attempt
19 Conspiracy
20 Assisting and encouraging
21 General defences
22 Mental condition defences
23 Intoxication
24 The criminal liability of corporations

About the author: 

Professor David Ormerod QC is a Law Commissioner for England and Wales and Professor of Criminal Justice at University College London. He is also a Door Tenant at Red Lion Chambers and a Bencher of Middle Temple.; Karl Laird is Lecturer in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford and a Senior Retained Lecturer at Pembroke College. He has also taught at the University of Bristol.

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