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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Textbook on Criminal Law 13th ed isbn 9780198727422

Textbook on Criminal Law 12th ed

ISBN13: 9780199669295
New Edition ISBN: 9780198727422
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199599646
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Textbook on Criminal Law, now in its twelfth edition, has been providing students of criminal law with a readable and reliable introduction to the subject for the past twenty years. Thorough enough that readers can feel confident in their knowledge, yet concise enough not to overwhelm, this book gets the balance between detail and coverage right.

This new edition has been totally updated to include all of the latest case law and statutory changes. The author's lively writing style and forthright attitude to judicial and legal decisions means that the text is an entertaining as well as an accurate read. The text design, and highlighted case fact summaries, questions, examples, and key points ensure that the information provided is broken down and easy to digest and comprehend. Further reading sections provide students with a carefully selected starting point for further research. In short, students at degree level or above, studying criminal law for the first time, should not be without this book.

Online Resource Centre Regular online updates ensure that the book stays current after publication, and an online chapter on Misuse of Drugs Act Offences ensures that the book caters to a wide variety of courses. A bank of over 100 multiple choice questions is also available so students can test their knowledge

Criminal Law
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. Offences under the Theft Acts 1968 and 1978, theft and related offences
12. Fraud
13. Further offences under the Theft Acts
14. Criminal damage