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Australian Criminal Law in the Common Law Jurisdictions: Cases and Materials 4th ed


ISBN13: 9780195588736
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.99



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Australian Criminal Law in the Common Law Jurisdictions is a clear and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of criminal law. Updated throughout to reflect recent cases and legislation, the fourth edition combines clear case extracts with incisive author commentary and discussion.

Focusing on the common law states, this text provides clear definitions and criteria for each crime in these jurisdictions and includes critical thinking questions throughout to help readers consolidate their understanding and application of criminal law principles.

New to this edition:-

  • Updated throughout with reference to recent cases and legislative amendments
  • New case extracts, legislation and commentary around the elements of constructive murder, tests for self-defence, lawful consent to medical procedure, redefinition of 'injury' and ‘serious injury', consent to sexual penetration, trespassory entry to buildings, and determining joint principal offenders

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Contents:
PART 1 OVERVIEW
1: The Fundamentals of Criminal Law

PART 2 HOMICIDE
2: Homicide and Actus Reus
3: Murder and Mens Rea
4: Murder: The Doctrines of Provocation and Self-defence
5: Involuntary Manslaughter
6: Laws of Assault
7: Sexual Assault

PART 4 PROPERTY OFFENCES
8: Theft and Larceny
9: Deception and Fraud Offences
10: Burglary, Robbery, and Extortion

PART 5 THE DOCTRINE OF STRICT LIABILITY
11: Offences of Strict and Absolute Liability

PART 6 THE INCHOATE OFFENCES
12: Attempt, Incitement, and Conspiracy
13: Participation in Crime: The Doctrine of Complicity
14: The Defences of Compulsion: Duress and Necessity
15: Mental State Defences: Intoxication, Insanity, and Diminished Responsibility