Unlocking Criminal Law, 3rd UK edition

By Jacqueline Martin & Tony Storey
April 2010
Hodder Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781444109153
500 pages, Illustrated
$72.50 Paper Original

Criminal law is a dynamic and popular element of all law degrees.Unlocking Criminal Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. This third edition is fully up-to-date with the latest changes in the law and now includes discussion of the Fraud Act, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, and the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act, as well as all the major new cases.

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with aims and objectives and contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts, diagrams to aid learning and numerous headings and sub-headings to make the subject manageable. New features include summaries to check your understanding of each chapter, a glossary of legal terminology, essay questions with answer plans and exam questions with guidance on answering.

All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.

Resources supporting this book are available online at www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk. These include:
• multiple choice questions
• key questions and answers
• revision mp3s available for free download
• interactive glossary and flashcards

Table of Contents:
1 Introduction to criminal law
2 Actus reus
3 Mens rea
4 Strict liability
5 Parties to a crime
6 Inchoate offences
7 Capacity
8 General defences
9 Homicide
10 Non-fatal offences against the person
11 Sexual offences
12 Theft
13 Robbery, burglary and other offences in the Theft Acts
14 Deception offences
15 Criminal damage
16 Public order offences


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