Criminal Law (16th edition)

ISBN : 9780198869931

Michael Allen; Ian Edwards
736 ページ
189 x 246 mm

Criminal Law, now in its sixteenth edition, has been providing students with a readable and reliable introduction to this fascinating subject for over twenty-five years. This thorough text enables readers to feel confident in their knowledge of the law, while its concise approach ensures that they are not overwhelmed. The expanded contextual coverage brings the subject to life whilst the thought-provoking commentary on judicial and legal decisions means that the text is fascinating and entertaining as well as accurate. A range of helpful features are included, including end-of-chapter 'law in context' features, highlighted case fact summaries, questions, examples, and key points, ensuring that the information provided is broken down and easy to comprehend. Further reading sections provide students with a carefully selected starting point for further research. In short, any student studying criminal law for the first time should not be without this book. Digital formats and resources The sixteenth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks This edition is also accompanied by a selection of online resources to support and further student learning, including: * Multiple choice questions * An additional chapter on Misuse of Drugs Act Offences * Legal updates


1 Introduction
2 Actus reus
3 Mens rea
4 Negligence and strict liability
5 Capacity and incapacitating conditions
6 General defences
7 Parties to crime
8 Inchoate offences
9 Homicide
10 Non-fatal offences against the person
11 Sexual offences
12 Offences under the Theft Acts 1968 and 1978
theft and related offences
13 Fraud
14 Further offences under the Theft Acts
15 Criminal damage
16 Misuse of Drugs Act Offences (Online Chapter)


Michael J. Allen is a former Commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission and prior to that was Professor of Law at Newcastle Law School.; Ian Edwards is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of East Anglia. He has previously worked at Nottingham Law School and Cardiff Law School.