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Comparative Concepts of Criminal Law 2nd ed

Edited by: Johannes Keiler, David Roef

ISBN13: 9781780683645
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781780682907
Published: January 2016
Publisher: Intersentia Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £81.00

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Comparative Concepts of Criminal Law is unique in the sense that it introduces the reader to the fundamental concepts and rules of substantive criminal law in a comparative way and not just to the criminal law system of one specific jurisdiction. Compared with other fields of law, like contract and property law, comparative research into the so-called general part of criminal law is quite a recent phenomenon within academia. The increasing ‘Europeanisation’ of criminal law and policy makes such a comparative approach even more necessary.

This handbook therefore fills a legal educational gap by exploring basic concepts of substantive criminal law in three major European legal systems: the common law system of England and Wales and the civil law systems of Germany and the Netherlands. Each chapter focuses on a specific concept or doctrine that is necessary to determine criminal liability (e.g. actus reus, mens rea, defences, inchoate offences). Throughout the book the authors also highlight and discuss some recent legislative and judicial developments that broaden the scope of criminal liability in our modern culture of control.

This book is not only invaluable for students, but also for legal practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge of criminal law.

Criminal Law
Introduction (p.
Chapter I. Theories of Punishment (p.
Chapter II. The Principle of Legality (p.
Chapter III. Actus Reus and Mens Rea: The Elements of Crime and the Framework of Criminal Liability (p.
Chapter IV. Commission versus Omission (p.
Chapter V. Causation (p.
Chapter VI. Forms and Aspects of Mens Rea (p.
Chapter VII. Justifications and Excuses (p.
Chapter VIII. Inchoate Offences: Attempt and Preparation (p.
Chapter IX. Forms of Participation (p.
Chapter X. Corporate Criminal Liability (p.
About the Authors (p.