Unlocking Criminal Law
Routledge – 2013 – 592 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. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms:
The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with a list of aims and objectives, contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning. Cases and judgments are prominently displayed, as are primary source quotations. Summaries help check your understanding of each chapter and there is a glossary of legal terminology. New features include problem questions with guidance on answering, as well as essay questions and answer plans, plus cases and materials exercises.
The accompanying website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides free resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materials exercises.
"The writing style is clear and precise. It has 'user-friendly' language which avoids being over-simplistic whilst still managing to accurately explain legal meanings."
- David W Selfe, Director, School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University
"The book is very well written and an excellent overall text for the first year student or even advanced A-Level student. The book has many useful qualities such as the case examples and judgment quotes from the leading cases. I would recommend this text to a first year LL.B student without any hesitation. Overall I would rate this book 8 and a half out of 10"
- Steven Rogers, LLB Student at The University of South Wales
1 Introduction to criminal law 2 Actus reus 3 Mens rea 4 Strict liability 5 Parties to a crime 6 Inchoate offences 7 Capacity 8 General defences 9 Homicide 10 Non-fatal offences against the person 11 Sexual offences 12 Theft 13 Robbery, burglary and other offences in the Theft Acts 14 Deception offences 15 Criminal damage 16 Public order offences
Jacqueline Martin LLM, ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels.
Tony Storey LLM is Senior Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University.