Australian Criminal Law in the Common Law Jurisdictions: Cases and Materials

Paperback | January 3, 2015

byKen Arenson, Mirko Bagaric, Peter Gillies

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Australian Criminal Law in the Common Law Jurisdictions is a clear and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of criminal law. Updated throughout to reflect recent cases and legislation, the fourth edition combines clear case extracts with incisive author commentary and discussion.Focusing on the common law states, this text provides clear definitions and criteria for each crime in these jurisdictions and includes critical thinking questions throughout to help readers consolidate their understanding and application of criminal law principles.

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Australian Criminal Law in the Common Law Jurisdictions is a clear and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of criminal law. Updated throughout to reflect recent cases and legislation, the fourth edition combines clear case extracts with incisive author commentary and discussion.Focusing on the common law states, this text pr...

Kenneth J Arenson is Associate Professor at the School of Law, Deakin University. Mirko Bagaric is Professor and Dean of Law, Head of the School of Law at Deakin University. Peter Gilles is Adjunct Professor at the School of Law, Murdoch University

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:January 3, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195588738

ISBN - 13:9780195588736

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PART 1: OVERVIEW1. The Fundamentals of Criminal LawPART 2: HOMICIDE2. Homicide and Actus Reus3. Murder and Mens Rea4. Murder: The Doctrines of Provocation and Self-defence5. Involuntary Manslaughter6. Laws of Assault7. Sexual AssaultPART 3: PROPERTY OFFENCES8. Theft and Larceny9. Deception and Fraud Offences10. Burglary, Robbery, and ExtortionPART4: THE DOCTRINE OF STRICT LIABILITY11. Offences of Strict and Absolute LiabilityPART 5: THE INCHOATE OFFENCES12. Attempt, Incitement, and Conspiracy13. Participation in Crime: The Doctrine of Complicity14. The Defences of Compulsion: Duress and Necessity15. Mental State Defences: Intoxication, Insanity, and Diminished Responsibility