Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Essentials of Criminal Law (2nd edition)

John Child; David Ormerod

Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Essentials of Criminal Law takes students to the heart of this fascinating subject, providing focused, expert coverage alongside a wealth of student-friendly learning features to aid study. It provides an ideal gateway to understanding the dynamic world of criminal law. Dr John Child and Professor David Ormerod QC introduce the field of criminal law to the new undergraduate reader, addressing all the key topics on the LLB. The text does not shy away from complex issues but instead conveys a clear understanding of all offences and principles. Particular attention is paid to considering student assessment, with end of chapter sections offering advice on how to approach essay and problem questions. Short learning and assessment tips are provided throughout the chapters. Online Resource Centre www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/sho/ Each chapter is accompanied by a selection of online resources to support and further student learning, including: * Multiple choice questions with answer feedback * A selection of short revision questions with answer guidance * Two sample examination questions with answer guidance * Further reading Also on the website you will find: * A selection of videos from the authors explaining key topics and principles * Legal updates * Useful web-links


1: Introduction
2: Actus reus
5: Mens rea
4: Interaction of actus reus and mens rea
5: Murder
6: Manslaughter
7: Non-fatal offences against the person
8: Sexual offences
9: Property offences
10: Fraud
11: General inchoate offences
12: Parties to crime
13: Denial of an offence
14: General defences


Dr John Child is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex, and co-founding Director of the Sussex Crime Research Centre.; 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.