Criminal Law, 3rd UK edition

By William Wilson
January 2009
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781405858397
664 pages
$89.50 Paper Original

This clear and engaging book addresses the rules, theoretical discussions and the social and political circumstances surrounding criminal law, all neccessary for students to achieve the best grades.  


part i: INtroduction

Chapter 1:Understanding Criminal Law

Chapter 2: Decisions to Criminalize

Chapter 3: Punishment

part ii: General Principles of Criminal Liability

Chapter 4: Actus reus

Chapter 5: Causation

Chapter 6: Mens Rea

Chapter 7: Strict, Corporate and Vicarious Liability

Chapter 8: Relationship between Actus Reus and Mens Rea

Chapter 9: Defences 1

Chapter 10: Defences 2


Chapter 11: Non-fatal offences

Chapter 12: Homicide

Part IV: Property Offences

Chapter 13: Theft

Chapter 14: Deception and Making Off without Payment

Chapter 15: Other Property Offences

Chapter 16: Criminal Damage

part v: Inchoate Offences and Complicity

Chapter 17: Inchoate Offences

Chapter 18: Complicity


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Praise for the First Edition:

"Quite rightly, the first edition was greeted with general acclaim, largely because the book reflects an appropriate balance between doctrine and theory. The use of hypotheticals, the inclusion of summaries (or overviews) and the easy style of the author should make this a valuable source and guide, particularly for students new to the subject."

Barry Mitchell THES

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