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A Selection of Cases Illustrative of English Criminal Law Reissue

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ISBN13: 9781107455733
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £33.99

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First published in 1935 as the eighth edition of a 1901 original, this book contains an overview of a number of cases that established important precedents in English and early American criminal law. The topics covered include the general principles of criminal liability, the definition of crimes such as manslaughter, forgery and suicide, and the various modes of legal proof. This detailed book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British or American legal history.

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Criminal Law, Legal History
Part I. General Principles of Criminal Liability
Section I. The Distinction between Civil and Criminal Wrongs
Section II. The Mental Element in Criminal Liability
Section III. Modes of Participation in a Crime
Section IV. Inchoate Crimes

Part II. Definitions of Particular Crimes
Section I. Suicide
Section II. Murder and Manslaughter:
1. The external act
2. The mental state in murder
3. The mental state in manslaughter
Section III. Homicides that Are Not Crimes
Section IV. Statutory Offences against the Person
Section V. Common Assaults
Section VI. Malicious Offences against Property
Section VII. Burglary:
1. The place
2. The breaking
3. The entry
4. The intent
Section VIII. Housebreaking
Section IX. Forgery:
1. The instrument
2. The forging
3. The intent
Section X. Larceny:
1. Taking
2. Carrying away
3. Appropriation by bailees
4. The subject-matter
5. The value
6. The ownership
7. The claim of right
8. The intention
Section XI. Embezzlement:
1. Who is a servant?
2. What can be embezzled?
3. Proof of appropriation
Section XII. False Pretences:
1. The mere pretence
2. The obtaining
3. The right obtained
4. The subject-matter of the right
Section XIII. Receiving Stolen Goods
Section XIV. High Treason
Section XV. Treason-Felony
Section XVI. Riot and Unlawful Assembly
Section XVII. Conspiracy
Section XVIII. Perjury
Section XIX. Bigamy
Section XX. Libel

Part III. Modes of Legal Proof
Section I. Presumptions
Section II. The Burden of Proof
Section III. Evidence:
1. The importance of observing the rules of evidence
2. The relevancy of evidence
3. Leading questions
4. Proof of writings
5. Hearsay
6. Confessions
7. Evidence of character
8. Privilege
9. Accomplices
10. Discrediting a witness