Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law (10th edition)
Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law (10th edition)

Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law (10th edition)

Jeremy Horder
  • Goes beyond the traditional format and structure of criminal law textbooks, offering an original and successful blend of doctrinal and theoretical analysis, encouraging students to think beyond issues of policy and theory towards a deeper understanding of the subject
  • Concise yet thorough explanation of complicated arguments with a fluent style that engages readers, making the law and its theoretical background accessible
  • Refers to a wide variety of useful resources for students, both in the main body of the text and in footnotes and further reading lists, providing students with a definitive research and reference tool
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Additional chapters online on bribery and money laundering, public order offences, and communication offences
  • Coverage of new case law and legislation, including Broughton (2020), Taj (2018), Richards (2020), Lawrance (2020), Nyonintono (2020), the Sentencing Act 2020, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2021, and the Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law, now in its tenth edition, takes a distinctive approach to the subject of criminal law, whilst still covering all of the vital topics found on criminal law courses. Uniquely theoretical, it begins with an exploration of the underlying principles and theoretical foundations of the criminal law, givng the reader the necessary context and tools to critically engage with and analyse the law in the later chapters.
This is essential reading for students seeking a sophisticated and critically engaging exploration of the subject.


1:Criminal law process
2:Criminal law history
3:Criminal law values
4:Criminal law fabric
5:Criminal conduct: Actus reus, causation and permissions
6:Criminal capacity, mens rea, and fault
7:Excusatory defences
9:Non-fatal violations of the person
10:Property offences
11:Financial crime
13:Inchoate offences
14:Bribery and money laundering (additional chapter)
15:Public order offences (additional chapter)
16:Communication offences (additional chapter)


Jeremy Horder is Professor of Criminal Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of numerous works of criminal law scholarship, including Criminal Misconduct in Office (Oxford University Press, 2018), Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Excusing Crime (Oxford University Press, 2007).

"This continues to be a unique, strong, and well-grounded account of English criminal law... The greatest strength of the book continues to be its first four conceptual chapters, which set the scene and establish the core values, institutions, and processes that give English criminal law its precise shape." - Dr David Hayes, Lecturer, University of Sheffield

"The book is excellent, the work of two fine legal minds. No book of its length on the same subject is as good." - Dr John Stanton-Ife, Reader in Criminal Law, King's College London


ISBN : 9780192897381

Jeremy Horder
624 ページ
171 x 246 mm





Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law (10th edition)

Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law (10th edition)

Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law (10th edition)