Smith and Hogans Criminal Law

Paperback | June 28, 2015

byDavid Ormerod, Karl Laird

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Celebrating fifty years since it first published in 1965, Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law is rightly regarded as the leading doctrinal textbook on criminal law in England and Wales. The book owes its consistent popularity to its accessible style, depth of analysis, and breadth of coverage. Professor David Ormerod has been joined by Karl Laird to continue the tradition set down by Professors Sir John Smith and Brian Hogan by producing a textbook for a wide legal readership. The text continues to be an invaluable resource for undergraduate students and an essential reference source forcriminal law practitioners. Online Resource CentreThe text is accompanied by free comprehensive annual legal updates, organized by chapter. Also included is a full bibliography arranged alphabetically and by chapter.

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Celebrating fifty years since it first published in 1965, Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law is rightly regarded as the leading doctrinal textbook on criminal law in England and Wales. The book owes its consistent popularity to its accessible style, depth of analysis, and breadth of coverage. Professor David Ormerod has been joined by Karl...

Professor David Ormerod QC is a Law Commissioner for England and Wales and Professor of Criminal Justice at Queen Mary University of London. He is also a practising barrister at Red Lion Chambers and a Bencher of Middle Temple. Karl Laird is Lecturer in Law at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. He has also taught at the University ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1392 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.21 inPublished:June 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198702310

ISBN - 13:9780198702313

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Table of Contents

PART I. General Principles1. Defining crime2. Sources of criminal law3. Procedure and sentencing4. The elements of a crime: actus reus5. The elements of a crime: mens rea6. Crimes of negligence7. Crimes of strict liability8. Parties to crime9. Assistance after the offence10. Corporate and vicarious liability11. Mental conditions, intoxication and mistake12. General defences13. Inchoate crimePART II. Particular Crimes14. Murder15. Manslaughter16. Further homicide and related offences17. Non-fatal offences against the person18. Sexual offences19. Theft20. Robbery21. Offences of temporary deprivation22. Making off without payment23. The Fraud Act 200624. Other offences involving fraud25. Blackmail and related offences26. Burglary and related offences27. Handling and related offences28. Forgery (Online Chapter)29. Offences of damages to property30. Computer misuse offences31. Obscene communication and publication offences32. Offences against public order33. Road traffic offences

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"From a student perspective, Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law provides the most comprehensive coverage of criminal law. It was refreshing to find a text where the subject-matter was accessible and engaging without over-simplification. It provides a clear, current and in-depth account of thesubject, whilst offering avenues for further investigation. The critical analysis, academic views and ideas for reform proved to be invaluable for getting the best grades in exams and assignments. It was a great starting point before accessing any of the primary sources. In my view, it is anessential companion for any undergraduate law student." --Sophie Greta Lynch, LLB Law Student, Southampton University