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Brown, Farrier, Neal, and Weisbrot's criminal laws : materials and commentary on criminal law and process in New South Wales

Author: David Brown
Publisher: Leichhardt, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This fourth edition maintains the distinctive features which have established the book as the leading work since its first publication in 1990. It includes critical, thematic, contextual and interdisciplinary perspectives so that it continues to be a textbook, handbook and reference work.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brown
ISBN: 1862875960 9781862875968
OCLC Number: 68208901
Notes: Previous ed. published in 2001.
Description: lvi, 1302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Some Themes Constituting criminal law/ General principles?/ The criminal process and competing versions of what the law "is"/ Forms of regulation/ The empirical and historical context/ The criminal laws of New South Wales/ Future directions? Criminalisation Introduction/ History/ Morality/ Social reaction The Criminal Process Introduction: Themes/ The ubiquity of discretion/ The two tiers of justice/ The process as punishment/ The adversary system and the (in)visibility of the pre-trial process/ The struggle for visibility in police interrogation, the production of confessions and the question of regulation/ Technocratic justice: the drive for efficiency/ Therapeutic jurisprudence and procedural justice/ Constitutionalism and the criminal process: elements of a "fair trial"/ Internationalism and human rights/ Miscarriages of justice Components of Criminal Offences Introduction/ Actus reus and mens rea/ Actus reus/ Mens rea/ Applying subjective standards/ Strict and absolute liability/ Criminal responsibility and the burden of proof/Criminal activity by groups Homicide: Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter Patterns of homicide/ An atypical or stereotypical criminal offence?/ The legal framework/ Intent and reckless indifference/ Constructive murder/ Manslaughter by unlawful act/ Manslaughter by criminal negligence / Corporate homicide/ Actus reus: Homicide by omission/ Actus reus: Causation/ Medical treatment and euthanasia Defences Thinking about defences/ The "insanity" defence/ Automatism/ The defence of substantial impairment/ Infanticide/ Intoxication/ Provocation/ Self-Defence/ Necessity/ Duress/ Conclusions Assault and Sexual Assault Assault/ The elements of assault/ Consent to harm/ Acceptable violence/ Aggravated assaults/ Patterns of victimisation/ Domestic violence and legal change/ Sexual assault/ Sexual assault: actus reus/ Sexual assault: the mental element/ Indecent assault and act of indecency/ The trial and proving lack of consent/ Child sexual assault Public Order Offences Introduction/ The historical development of public order legislation/ Offensiveness, obscenity and vilification/ Presence in public places/ Trespass/ Property damage/ Prostitution Drugs Offences Identifying the drugs problem/ Drug-related harms/ Harm minimisation policies/ Drug law enforcement/ Elimination at source/ The historical dimension/ The New South Wales law/ The Commonwealth offenses/ Forfeiture/ The prosecution of drug offences/ Limiting demand/ Conclusion Dishonest Acquisition Introduction/ Larceny/ Expanding the scope of property offences/ Summary/ Offenses involving deception/ Crime and business/ Prevention or prosecution?/ Computer-related crime/ Aggravated trepass offences/ Receiving and goods in custody Extending Criminal Liability: Attempt, Conspiracy, Complicity and Incitement Introduction/ Attempt/ The time group dimension: conspiracy/ The group dimension: complicity/ Incitement Sentencing and Penality Introduction/ Justifications for punishment/ confining judicial discretion/ Sentencing methodologies and principles/ Sentencing options/ Escalating imprisonment rates and the "new punitiveness" Acknowledgements/ Table of Cases/ Table of Legislation/ Index
Other Titles: Criminal laws
Responsibility: by David Brown [and others].

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