Criminal Law Directions is written in an engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics of Criminal Law courses with clarity. The book incorporates a wide range of learning features to offer students a high level of support. Learning objectives, thinking points, and wide selection of tables and figures encourage active learning to ensure students understand the fundamental facts and principles, and enabling students to check their understanding of the subject as they progress through the course. Each chapter is finished with a run down of the main topic points, a selection of short revision questions, as well as two long examination style questions. Outline answers to these longer questions are available online. The book's clear structure and cross-referencing will enable students to navigate easily through the many aspects of Criminal Law, making this an ideal text for students new to the subject. An extensive Online Resource Centre provides a wide range of extra resources to further support the student in their studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to criminal law; 2. Actus reus; 3. Mens rea; 4. Strict, vicarious, and corporate liability; 5. Murder and voluntary manslaughter; 6. Involuntary manslaughter; 7. Non-fatal offences against the person; 8. Sexual offences; 9. Theft; 10. Other offences against property; 11. Fraud; 12. Defences I: incapacity and negating the elements of the offence; 13. Defences II: general defences; 14. Inchoate offences; 15. Accessorial liability; 16. Study skills