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Criminal Law 7th ed

ISBN13: 9781292286747
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781292129051
To be Published: April 2020
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.99

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Criminal Law (Longman Law series), 7th Edition, by William Wilson, combines coverage of the core legal principles with discussion of the theories and academic debates that underpin the subject. Enhance your understanding of criminal law and make use of the reading references to pertinent academic articles, hypothetical case examples that clarify complex issues, and end-of-chapter summaries - paving the way for further studies.

New to this edition:

  • Two cases on consent in the context of non-fatal offences against the person - Melin (2019) qualifies Richardson (1999) on the effect of fraudulent misrepresentation on apparent consent; R v BM (2018) makes an important clarification of the need for non-clinical forms of body alteration to satisfy the public interest if they are to be lawful
  • In Ivey v Genting (2017), the Supreme Court returned dishonesty to its pre Ghosh (1982) meaning
  • Mitchell (2018) and Tas (2018), typify the persisting problems governing joint enterprise post Jogee (2016). Tas also raises questions about the continued significance of Rafferty (2007) on supervening acts
  • Wallace (2018) raises important questions about the notion of a voluntary act in the context of the chain of causation, an issue most notably raised in Kennedy (2007)
  • Loake v CPS (2017) makes an important clarification of how insanity is a general defence and not limited to crimes of mens rea
  • Ray (2017) affirms the ruling in Collins (2015) on the question of reasonableness in householder cases, and Cheeseman (2019) rules that the householder defence is available to a person who injures another person who had entered a premises lawfully but had then become a trespasser

Criminal Law
Publisher's acknowledgements
Table of cases
Table of statutes
Table of statutory instruments
Table of United States legislation
Table of international conventions
Part I. Introduction
1. Understanding criminal law
2. Decisions to criminalise
3. Punishment
Part II. General principles of criminal liability
4. Actus reus
5. Causation
6. Mens rea
7. Strict Liability
8. Relationship between actus reus and mens rea
9. Defences (1)
10. Defences (2): affirmative defences
Part III. Offences against the person
11. Non-fatal offences
12. Sexual Offences
13. Homicide
Part IV. Property Offences
14. Theft
15. Fraud and making off without payment
16. Other property offences
17. Criminal damage
Part V. Inchoate offences and complicity
18. Inchoate offences
19. Complicity