The success of Criminal Laws lies both in its distinctive features and in its appeal to a range of readerships. As one review put it, it is simultaneously a textbook, casebook, handbook and reference work. As such it is ideal for criminal law and criminal justice courses as a teaching text, combining as it does primary sources with extensive critical commentary and a contextual perspective.
It is likewise indispensable to practitioners for its detailed coverage of substantive law and its extensive references and inter-disciplinary approach make it a first point of call for researchers from all disciplines.
This sixth edition strengthens these distinctive features. All chapters have been systematically updated to incorporate the plethora of legislative, case law, statistical and research material which has emerged since the previous edition. The critical, thematic, contextual and interdisciplinary perspectives have been deepened. A new Policing chapter has been added, Assault and Sexual Assault divided into separate chapters and the process coverage and theme extended throughout.
Reviews of previous editions:
Preface to the Sixth Edition Acknowledgements Table of Cases Table of Statutes
Some Themes Criminalisation and Penality Components of Criminal Offences The Criminal Process Police and the Criminal Process Public Order Offences Assault Sexual Assault Homicide: Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter Defences Dishonest Acquisition Drugs OffencesExtending Criminal Liability: Complicity, Conspiracy and Association Sentencing
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 1456
Published: 6th February 2015
Publisher: FEDERAL PUB CO
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 17.53
Weight (kg): 1.25
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: New edition