Unlocking Criminal Law
Routledge – 2010 – 512 pages
Series: Unlocking the Law
Criminal law is a dynamic and popular element of all law degrees. Unlocking Criminal Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. This third edition is fully up-to-date with the latest changes in the law and now includes discussion of the Fraud Act, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, and the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act, as well as all the major new cases.
The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with aims and objectives and contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts, diagrams to aid learning and numerous headings and sub-headings to make the subject manageable. New features include summaries to check your understanding of each chapter, a glossary of legal terminology, essay questions with answer plans and exam questions with guidance on answering.
All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so you can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.
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'As compared to the other textbooks assigned for other classes, Unlocking Criminal Law was a pleasure to read and use. In fact, I stopped using the other textbooks and immediately ordered the Unlocking series as replacement'.
1 Introduction to criminal law
2 Actus reus
3 Mens rea
4 Strict liability
5 Parties to a crime
6 Inchoate offences
8 General defences
10 Non-fatal offences against the person
11 Sexual offences
13 Robbery, burglary and other offences in the Theft Acts
14 Deception offences
15 Criminal damage
16 Public order offences
Jacqueline Martin LLM has over ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. She is also an experienced author whose other titles include Key Facts: Criminal Law and Key Cases: Criminal Law, also published by Hodder Education.
Tony Storey LLB LLM is Senior Lecturer in law at Northumbria University.
Chris Turner LLM is a qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University. He has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author.
Jacqueline Martin and Chris Turner are series editors of the Key Facts and Key Cases series, published by Hodder Education.