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NB.This book was formerly titled 'Textbook of Criminal Law' and was a student-focused paperback published by Sweet & Maxwell. This new edition will be in hardback and is now aimed at the practitioner market rather than academic.
The updated edition of this title provides a practical evaluation of criminal law that no practitioner can afford to be without. Since the first edition in 1978, it has been acknowledged as the leading treatise on substantive criminal law in the common law world. It is a work of great magnitude and complexity, but it is written in an easy-to-follow style and format to assist practitioners of the law with the sorts of complex issues that arise in appeals. The work covers all the most important offences including white-collar and property offences.
This edition covers the entirety of the general part including complicity, inchoate offences, and the relevant defences. It also covers a very wide range of special part offences against the person including homicide and all the sexual offences as set out in 71 sections of the Sexual Offences Act. Furthermore, it deals with offences concerning Extreme Pornography and Child Pornography. Other offences against the person covered include Aggravated Assault, Harassment, Stalking, Abduction and Kidnapping, Female Genital Mutilation, Neglect and Ill-treatment of Children and of Mental Patients, Causing or Allowing Harm to Children and Vulnerable Adults, Neglect by Care Workers, Coercive and Controlling Behaviour, Forced Marriages and Bigamy, Spreading Infectious Diseases and Taking Hostages and Torture.
It also includes new chapters on a range of white-collar offences including:
In addition, it covers all the property offences and provides a sophisticated and nuanced analysis of each.