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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Glanville Williams: Textbook of Criminal Law 4th ed isbn 9780414037342

Glanville Williams: Textbook of Criminal Law 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780414046139
New Edition ISBN: 9780414037342
Previous Edition ISBN: 0420468609
Published: April 2012
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Wildy's Book of the Month: May 2012

Glanville Williams’ Textbook of Criminal Law is an exposition and evaluation of the criminal law. Now updated and rewritten for modern criminal law courses, the author, Dennis Baker, brings back the classic style of Glanville Williams’ insight but focused on modern criminal law today.

Originally authored by the highly respected Glanville Williams the first two editions are the most cited English textbook of criminal law in the world *. The book covers a very wide range of topics with a sustained and penetrating analysis that will appeal to professional lawyers and barristers in addition to students of law.

  • Discusses the cases without overwhelming the reader with too much detail
  • Readable and lucid style with unique question and answer format to encourage the reader to engage with the text
  • A range of illuminating practical examples to stimulate critical thought
  • Comprehensive coverage of criminal law
New for the third edition:-

  • The first two introductory chapters have been substantially rewritten to incorporate material on the European Court of Human Rights
  • A new chapter on The Moral and Constitutional Limits ofthe Criminal Law has been added The Sexual Offences and Fraud Chapters have been completely rewritten
  • Chapter on Provocation has been replaced with a chapter on the new partial defence of "loss of control"
  • A new chapter on Inchoate Offences has been added

    *Shapiro, 29 Journal of Legal Stud. 397

Criminal Law
Crime and the Criminal Law
Jury and Judge
Constitutional Constraints
Mens Rea
Recklessness and Negligence
Fault and Circumstances
Actus Reus
Sexual Offences
Involuntary Manslaughter
The Fetus and the New-Born Child
Other Inchoate Offences
Ignorance of Law
Discipline and Authority
Private Defence
Loss of Control
Consent and Entrapment
Duress and Coercion
Insanity and Criminal Capacity
Diminished Responsibility
Handling Stolen Goods
Damage and Trespass
Strict Liability
Attributed Acts and Vicarious Liability