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Criminal law : text and materials

Author: C M V Clarkson; Heather M Keating
Publisher: London : Sweet & Maxwell, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Designed to fulfil the roles of both textbook and cases and materials book, this text explains and evaluates the main principles and rules of criminal law by reference to the objectives of the law in society.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clarkson, C.M.V. (Christopher M.V.).
Criminal law.
London : Sweet & Maxwell, 2003
(OCoLC)741480740
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C M V Clarkson; Heather M Keating
ISBN: 0421784202 9780421784208
OCLC Number: 52144046
Notes: Previous edition: 1998.
Description: li, 886 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Crime and Punishment --
I. Introduction --
II. What Conduct Ought to Be Criminal? --
III. Punishment --
2. The General Principles of Criminal Liability --
I. Introduction --
II. Actus Reus --
III. Mens Rea --
IV. Relationship of Mens Rea to Actus Reus --
V. Dispensing with Mens Rea --
VI. Strict Liability --
VII. Corporate Criminal Liability --
3. General Defences --
I. Justification and Excuse --
II. Consent --
III. Self-Defense --
IV. Chastisement --
V. Duress and Necessity --
VI. Superior Orders --
VII. Involuntary Conduct --
VIII. Diminished Responsibility --
IX. Intoxication --
X. Lack of Age --
XI. Sundry Defences --
4. Causation --
I. Introduction --
II. Approaches to Causation --
III. The Law's Response --
IV. Conclusion --
5. Inchoate Offences --
I. Introduction --
II. Attempt --
III. Conspiracy --
IV. Incitement --
V. Endangerment Offences --
6. Participation in Crime --
I. Introduction --
II. Law --
III. The Limits of Accessorial Liability --
IV. Conclusion --
7. Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person --
I. Offences Against the Person (Non-Sexual) --
II. Sexual Offences --
8. Homicide --
I. Introduction --
II. Actus Reus of Murder and Manslaughter --
III. Murder --
IV. Manslaughter --
V. Infanticide --
VI. The Structure of Homicide Offences --
9. Offences Against Property --
I. Introduction --
II. Theft --
III. Offences Involving Deception --
IV. Making Off Without Payment --
V. Other Property Offences.
Responsibility: by C.M.V. Clarkson, H.M. Keating.

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