This popular title combines breadth of coverage with readability and sets out the principal points of criminal law in a systematic and thorough way. It is designed for use on undergraduate degree courses, graduate diplomas in law (CPE), and similar courses, and continues to provide the widest coverage of all textbooks on criminal law. The seventeenth edition covers all of the latest legislative developments, including the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, the Drugs Act 2005, and the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006. Recent case law, including Hasan, Bentham, Wang, Rimmington; Goldstein, Jones, A-G for Jersey v Holley, Konzani, Kennedy (No2) and Quayle, is also incorporated. Online Resource Centre A new Online Resource Centre containing twice-yearly updates to the text, and web links, allows students to keep up to date with developments between editions.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Criminal liability 1: actus reus; 3. Criminal liability 2: mens rea and miscellaneous matters; 4. Proof; 5. Strict liability; 6. Non-fatal offences against the person; 7. Homicide and related offences; 8. Sexual offences; 9. Offences against property 1: theft and related offences; 10. Offences against property 2: fraud and offence of handling and other offences under the Theft Acts; 11. Offences against property 3: other offences against property; 12. Offences against the administration of justice; 13. Public order offences; 14. Weapons offences; 15. Offences against public morals; 16. Road traffic offences; 17. Inchoate offences; 18. Mental condition defences; 19. Other general defences; 20. Participation
Richard Card is Emeritus Professor of Law at De Montfort University, Leicester. He has written extensively in a number of areas of law, particularly criminal law. He is joint editor of Police Law now published by OUP. Sexual Offences: The New Law, published by Jordans in 2004, was his eleventh book title. His teaching career, spanning nearly 40 years, was spent in a number of universities.