ABOUT THE BOOK
Students who search for literature on criminal law come across titles like Smith & Hogan Criminal Law and Blackstone's Criminal Practice, both of which are rather extensive while being the definitive practitioner texts. We provide an alternate pocket-sized criminal law textbook. It is more thorough than Criminal Law by Law Express but less thorough than the practitioner texts mentioned above. The book is a guide for anybody learning criminal law in college or university. It is the ideal book for criminal law education for non-lawyers in the UK, for those seeking to specialise in criminal law, or for those revisiting criminal law.
This Criminal Law book is a simplified guide for law students with all the knowledge you need as an introduction to criminal law. It contains criminal law definitions, the sources of criminal law, with the different types of criminal law and characteristics of criminal law offences. This book covers all the essential subjects. The book offers commentary on subjects like: Introduction to the Basic Principles of Criminal Liability, Homicide – Actus Reus & Causation: Murder, Mens Rea, Omissions, Loss of Control & Diminished Responsibility, Non-Fatal Offences Against The Person, Sexual Offences, Involuntary Manslaughter, Defences I: Intoxication & Consent, Defences II: Self-defence & Infancy, Duress & Necessity, Inchoate Offences: Conspiracy & Attempt, Criminal Damage, Theft, Robbery & Blackmail, Burglary, Fraud and Making off Without Payment. You may have a look at the table below to get an overview of each chapter. You may also get a free sample by downloading it from the link below.
The book delivers the key information you want and organises it in a specified way. It provides the fundamental principle, followed by the case's authority, the case's circumstances, and finally the ratio. The ratio was the determining factor in the court's ruling. The book then provides an explanation of how the case should be used. No other book offers the material in this manner. It encourages students to apply this strategy in their studies and when they create their own notes, if they want to do so.
AIMS OF THE BOOK
Show that you understand the basic rules of Criminal Law.
Critique difficult simulated real-life situations and be able to pick out legal issues in different areas of Criminal Law.
Use what they know to write a formal assessment.
Give a reasoned argument and make a decision about different points of view.
Use technical, legal-sounding language in the right way.
Be in charge of how they learn and work in a way that is adaptable and flexible.
Give people who are studying law or want to study law an overview of the most important principles and ideas in Criminal law.
To give students a way to think about Criminal Law in the context of exams.
Give a detailed learning resource so that skills for the legal written exam can be built.
Help people get better at writing and thinking critically.
Help people get better at solving problems in Criminal Law.
Provide accessible study notes in Criminal Law.
Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Basic Principles
Chapter 2 - Murder – Actus Reus & Causation
Chapter 3 - Mens Rea
Chapter 4 - Omissions
Chapter 5 - Loss of Control
Chapter 6 - Non-Fatal Offences
Chapter 7 - Sexual Offences
Chapter 8 - Involuntary Manslaughter
Chapter 9 - Defences I
Chapter 10 - Defences II
Chapter 11 - Inchoate Offences
Chapter 12 - Criminal Damage
Chapter 13 - Theft
Chapter 14 - Robbery & Blackmail
Chapter 15 - Burglary
Chapter 16 - Fraud & Making off Without Payment