Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. Criminal Law Core Text provides a concise account of all the relevant aspects of criminal law. Underpinned by expert insight, this is an introductory guide to criminal law. In an area of law where case law is so integral to effective understanding of the different legal principles, this book provides numerous key case summaries to help the reader remember the key points of law. This new edition provides up-to-date discussion of recent cases, including R (Collins) v Secretary of State for Justice (2016), Wells (2015), Maghee v CPS (2014), Gurpinar (2015), and Pace and Rogers (2014), and recent Law Commission reports and academic articles published since the last edition.
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- 1. Introduction
- 2. The conduct element of a crime
- 3. Criminal states of mind
- 4. Incapacitating conditions
- 5. General defences
- 6. Accomplices
- 7. Inchoate offences
- 8. Homicide
- 9. Crimes of non-fatal violence
- 10. Sexual offences
- 11. Theft, fraud, and other property offences
- 12. Criminal damage and public order offences